SBCC’s Monday Madness Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOhO, 1221 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is excited to bring the Santa Barbara City College’s Monday Madness Jazz Orchestra to SOhO on Sunday, September 15 from 1 to 4pm. The 19 piece band is made up of some of the best musicians and jazz educators in the city and upholds the big band jazz tradition by the greats such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Dizzy Gillespie and also modern orchestra leaders like Alan Baylock, Bob Mintzer, and Gordon Goodwin.

SBCC’S Monday Madness band was created by Dr. Charles Wood in the fall of 1988. Wood wanted a band that would perform at such a high caliber that it would attract all the area’s best musicians; while at the same time exciting the area’s youth, and creating a powerhouse ensemble for SBCC.

Monday Madness is currently directed by former member, Andrew Martinez who filled the sax tenor chair for many years. “It’s an honor to work with these amazing musicians. Santa Barbara is a small town compared to Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City, but we have some big city talent in this band!”

You can renew your SBJS membership for 2019 at the door for 2019 the day of the concert or online on our website. Admission to the event is $15 for members, $25 for non-members, $5 for full-time students, and $7 for local jazz musicians with membership. Tickets are available at the door and doors open at 12:30pm. Seating is limited and members and are admitted first, so plan to arrive early. For more information, please call 805.687.7123.

2019 Jazz Events

January 13: Janis Mann Trio

February 17: Emmet Cohen Trio

March 24: Kristin Korb Trio

April 14: Jazz Appreciation Month with Donna Greene & The Roadhouse Daddies

May 19: Dave Tull Quartet

June 16: Carl Saunders Quartet

July 21: Kim Richmond Band with Kimberly Ford

August 18: Summer Party/Jam

September 15: The Monday Madness Band

October 13: Hollywood Jazz Quartet

November 10: Jon Mayer Trio

December 15: Holiday Party/Jam

Become a Member

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.

We are constantly seeking volunteers to assist us in this endeavor. If you are interested in the Jazz Society please contact us, call us at 805.687.7123 or email us.

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