The Cooper House in downtown Santa Cruz used to house shops and restaurants. In this picture, you can clearly see the Cooper House Sidewalk Cafe, with their house-band, "Warmth" playing with their mural in the background. The Mural of Warmth in the background was done by James McFarlin, which was unfortunately torn down and destroyed by later owners of the Cooper House and carted away to the dump.
The long-time leader of the iconic Santa Cruz jazz Band was Don McCaslin, always at the keyboards, and his son, Donny McCaslin sometimes sitting in as a young sax player. Donny McCaslin has continued in his career, and now has a number of Jazz music CD albums out!
The Cooper House was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, and torn down shortly thereafter.
Warmth was the heartbeat of downtown Santa Cruz from 1972 to 1989.