Summer Jazz Jam Review by Natalie Wilson There was a lot of positive energy floating around the room at SOhO last Sunday at our annual Summer Party/Jazz Jam. The excellent house band consisting of Debbie Denke on piano, Jon Crosse playing a multitude of horns, bassist Kim Collins, and James Antunez on [...]
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Playing to a full house, vocalist Kimberly Ford and Kim Richmond and his band of “young lions” from LA captivated an audience of local jazz fans last Sunday combining the music of jazz giants, Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock. The energetic group pulled out all the stops to make their performance truly memorable. The [...]
by Natalie Wilson Well, it was definitely the Carl Saunders show last Sunday. He showed us that after being around for many years, he is still at the top of his game. There is no one that plays the trumpet better or has the same sound. And he brought some great players along to [...]
Where do you begin to describe a music artist such as Leader/Composer/Lyricist/Arranger/Vocalist/Drummer Dave Tull? Mid afternoon May 19, he modestly explained to the Santa Barbara Jazz Society, “I’m a drummer who sings”, yet that barely scratches the surface of Tull’s multi- musical gifts! With his casual manner, Dave certainly made it look easy, belting [...]
Donna Greene and the Roadhouse Daddies Review Helping to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, Donna Greene and the Roadhouse Daddies gave us an afternoon of down home jazz and blues. Donna, aka Lady Blue, sang her heart out paying homage to the great jazz and blues divas, Dinah Washington, Elle Fitzgerald, and Billy Holliday. She [...]
Kristin Korb’s most recent performance in Santa Barbara can be described as going from the ridiculous to the sublime…but in a good way! Super-cali-frgil-istic-expi-ali-dociousis a somewhat ridiculous tune and I Want to Be Loved was definitely sublime. Kristin and her guys showed us that they can do it all….and with ease. Kristin has a super [...]
The Emmet Cohen Trio’s third appearance for The Santa Barbara Jazz Society Feb. 17th was by far their most impressive performance to date! It would have been hard to imagine how this trio of young, New York-based jazz musicians could have sounded any better than last year’s event at SOhO music club, but with [...]
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 [...]