April 2017

Spotlight on Santa Barbara April 2017

Photos by Mark McDonald

What a fun-filled afternoon of jazz we enjoyed, provided by some of our very our best local jazz musicians, plus some surprise guests from LA! Jazz Society President, Peter Clark, pulled together a stellar performance by some amazing jazz players. In case we might have forgotten, Peter, along with guitarist Chris Judge, […]

March 2017

Hollywood Jazz Quartet March 2017

Hollywood Jazz Quartet Featuring George Young

By Natalie Wilson
Last year, at one of our Jazz Parties/ Jam Sessions, an amazing saxophone player showed up and wowed both the musicians in the house band and the audience as well, with his virtuosity. His name was George Young and it was apparent that he was a fabulous player […]

February 2017

The Emmet Cohen Trio February, 2017

The Emmet Cohen Trio
It was Super Bowl Sunday…but who cares when you can listen to GREAT JAZZ! Twenty something Emmet Cohen & Company blew our socks off with their exciting renditions of jazz standards, but done in a new, refreshing manner. Fresh from New York and on the first leg of their tour, the guys […]

January 2017

The Swing Shift Orchestra Jan 2017

The Swing Shift Orchestra Review
by Natalie Wilson
COUNT BASIE LIVES! 
That was pretty obvious at our January event…and that’s not at all a bad thing… in fact, it’s a great thing! We we were treated to a swingin’ afternoon of fabulous big band jazz brought to us courtesy of the terrific Swing Shift band. These guys may […]

December 2016

Holiday Party and Jazz Jam

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas this December at our annual Holiday Party. SOhO was all decked out with poinsettias on the stage and Trader Joe’s provided festive plants for each table. First up, we had the San Marcos Jazz Band who played a few numbers by jazz giants, including Miles Davis […]

November 2016

Larry Fuller November 2016

Photos by Mark McDonald

October 2016

The Robert Hart Project

Review of the Robert Hart Project
by Natalie Wilson

photos by Mark McDonald

Although I wouldn’t call it straight ahead jazz, we, at the Jazz Society, were treated to an afternoon of fun, entertaining music the end of October. The members of The Robert Hart Project featured excellent musicians who obviously like playing music together. Leader, Robert Hart, […]

September 2016

Phil Norman Tentet

Photos by Mark McDonald