The Santa Barbara Jazz Society was so pleased to welcome Harlem based piano phenom, Emmet Cohen, when he came through town on Sunday, February 17. Starting time for the concert at SOhO is 1pm featuring his all-star trio. It’s the same exciting personal as last year, with Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s bassist, Russell [...]
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Last Sunday, I was witness, again to an artist who knows her craft as well as any I have heard or seen in my lifetime. From the first note to the last -- she puts herself into every song -- while maintaining total contact with the audience which was rapt and silent, so as [...]
by Natalie Wilson With SOhO looking very festive with poinsettias on each table, courtesy of Trader Joe’s, we had a fun afternoon at the Jazz Society’s Holiday Party/Jam Session this December! The Santa Barbara High School Jazz Ensamble opened the musical program with a lovely version of Ellington’s, Sophisticated Lady followed by a swinging Count [...]
Santa Barbara has had more than its share of calamities of late, but with last Sunday’s fire so close to home, we could see a ray of sunshine through the smoke. With the closure of highway 101, the Hollywood Jazz Quartet was forced to postpone their concert. We were so lucky to book the [...]
Our October concert certainly broadened our jazz horizons. Rather than our usual straight ahead jazz by a trio or larger band, we were treated to the duo of Danish musicians, violinist Mads Tolling and guitarist Jacob Fischer. What they lacked in number, they made up for with excellence in taste and execution. They were [...]
The Santa Barbara Jazz Society was pleased to present the Grammy Nominated Phil Norman Tentet in a rare appearance at SOhO. The band played selections from Then and Now, Encore, Live at Catalinas and other CD’s released over the last 20 years. What a treat to be able to hear such gifted jazz musicians [...]
Dena DeRose – a Lovely Way to Spend a Sunday July 27, 2018 By Roger Crane, the Song Scout On a recent Sunday afternoon, three sparkling ingredients were evident in the warm environs of Santa Barbara’s SoHo jazz club. The first was the supremely talented pianist-singer Dena DeRose. The second was her fellow musicians, [...]