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Janice Mann Trio with Bill Cunliffe & Larry Koonse

Sunday January 13, 2019 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOhO 1221 State St # 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is pleased to present jazz  vocalist Janis Mann and her trio on Sunday, January 13 from 1 to 4pm at SOhO. Award-winning vocalist Mann is described by  critic Andrew Gilbert as “brilliant” and by critic Don Heckman as “one of the Southland’s finest jazz vocal artists.” Her warm alto voice imbues each choice song she sings with cool but concentrated emotion.

At once both a striking song stylist and a fearless improviser, Janis Mann is that rare artist who can sweep you way with her captivating sound. She is a true jazz singer in the manner of Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, and Shirley Horn, yet with a sound all her own. An exciting and engaging performer, Mann’s rich timbre, flexibility, and range often invites comparison to Sarah Vaughn.

Janis has performed with Diane Schurr, Roy Haynes, Terrell Stafford, Dave Frishberg, Jack Sheldon, John Clayton, Eric Reed, Roberta Gambarini, and other jazz luminaries. Based in Los Angels, she performs often in New York notably at the Blue Note and the Kitano. Backing up Janis for this Santa Barbara concert are two of LA’s finest musicians: Bill Cunliffe on piano, and guitarist, Larry Koonse. The chemistry between these three musicians is a rare and amazing thing.

Admission to the concert is $15 for Jazz Society members, $25 for non-members, $7 for local jazz musicians with membership, and $5 for full-time students. Tickets are available at the door and doors open at 12:30 and are also available online on SOhO’s website and at their ticket window weekdays from 10am to 5pm. Jazz Society members will be admitted first and seating is limited so plan to arrive early. Please join us for an afternoon of exciting jazz. For more information please call 805-687-7123

Learn more about jazz vocalist Janice Mann.

2019 Jazz Events

January 13: Janis Mann Trio

February 17: Emmet Cohn Trio

March 24: Kristin Korb Trio

April 14: Jazz Appreciation Month

May 19: Dave Tull Quartet

June 16: Carl Saunders Quartet

July 21: Kim Richmond Band with Kimberly Ford

August 11: Summer Party/Jam

September 15: Artist pending

October 13: Artist Pending

November 10: John Mayer Trio

December 15: Holiday Party/Jam

Save the Date: The Emmet Cohen  Trio

Sunday February 17, 2019 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOhO 1221 State St # 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Learn more about jazz pianist Emmet Cohen.


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