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Jazz Vocalist Janis Mann & Her Trio

Sunday November 19th, 2017 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, November 19 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.

In addition to working with the great Kenny Werner on two outstanding recording projects, 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 three of LA’s finest musicians: Daniel Szado on piano, bassist John B. Williams, and drummer Roy McCurdy.

Learn more about Janis Mann

Janis Mann on Youtube:

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Admission to the event is $15 for Jazz Society members, $25 for non-members, $5 for full-time students, and $7 for local jazz musicians with membership. Cash or check only. Tickets are available ONLY at the door and doors open at 12:30.  Seating is limited and members are admitted first, so plan to arrive early.


Full Year – 1/2 year
Couple: $40 – $20
Single: $25 – $13

SBJS Board Elections

If you’re interested in serving on the SBJS Board please fill out the application and bring to the November 19 event or mail to

Attn: Election Committee
P. O. Box 92205
Santa Barbara CA 93103

or email to Hazel ReVay Seifert

December 1, 2017

Save the Date: SBJS Annual Holiday Party/Jam Session

Sunday December 10th, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOhO 1221 State St # 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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