Well, we did it again! The Santa Barbara Jazz Society brought another super band to SOhO in November. We are so fortunate to be able to bring the very best jazz to our fans. Pianist Jon Mayer and his veteran musicians, super tenor player Doug Webb and legendary drummer, Roy Mc Curdy showed us [...]
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What could be better than some terrific straight ahead jazz on a lovely fall afternoon? Nothing comes to my mind! What a blast to have the likes of super professional jazz master, George Young & Company, aka The Hollywood jazz Quartet, in Santa Barbara. Playing a mixture of standards and great originals, it was [...]
What a treat to be entertained by SBCC’s 19 piece big band! Each of these fine musicians is a seasoned performer and they all get together each week on Mondays just to get their musical kicks. Under the fine direction on Andrew Martinez, the band showed us what they were made of in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]