UPCOMING CONCERTS 2018-01-11T16:35:25+00:00

Swing Shift
Big Band Jazz Orchestra – CANCELLED this Sunday due to Highway 101 closure. We will host the big band at a later date TBA

Sunday January 14th, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOhO 1221 State St # 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is excited to kick off 2018 with the swinging big band, Swing Shift on January 14 at SOhO from 1 to 4pm. If you like Count Basie you are going to LOVE this band! These players might not be young, but it’s obvious they love to play and have the “chops” to prove it. Last year we were blown away with their sound and enthusiasm. Leader, Ralph Diz Mullens, a former member of the famed Charlie Barnett band, provides the band with many of his own arrangements and also entertains listeners with historical accounts of much of the music in the band’s repertoire. Vocalist Jan Nelsen is the quintessential big band singer and is a delight to see and hear.

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 ONLY at the door and doors open at 12:30. Seating is limited and members will be admitted first, so plan to arrive early. Please join us for an afternoon of great, big band music! For more information please call 805-687-7123.


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The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating and preserving Americas unique musical contribution to the world-jazz. We present monthly concerts that feature all types of jazz musicians giving them a venue to utilize their talent. The Jazz Society also gives yearly scholarships to students in the Santa Barbara area so they can pursue their education in this important style of music.

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