January 2020

December 2019

Holiday Party/Jam December 2019


Well, it’s obvious that jazz is alive and well in Santa Barbara… Case in point, our 2019 SBJS Holiday Party/Jam Session in December. It’s always a fun event and was kicked off by this year’s SBJS Jazz Scholarship Award winner, the marvelous San Marcos High School Jazz Band. Under the direction of Michael Kiyoi, a [...]

Holiday Party/Jam December 20192020-01-16T16:04:08-08:00

November 2019

Jon Mayer Trio November 2019


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 [...]

Jon Mayer Trio November 20192019-11-19T13:05:14-08:00

October 2019

Hollywood Jazz Quartet featuring George Young October 2019


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 [...]

Hollywood Jazz Quartet featuring George Young October 20192019-10-21T22:24:27-07:00

September 2019

SBCC’s Monday Madness Jazz Orchestra September 2019


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 [...]

SBCC’s Monday Madness Jazz Orchestra September 20192019-10-03T13:10:33-07:00

August 2019

SBJS Jazz Jam August 2019


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 [...]

SBJS Jazz Jam August 20192019-08-26T19:38:40-07:00

July 2019

The Kim Project Review July 2019


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 [...]

The Kim Project Review July 20192019-07-28T23:34:19-07:00

June 2019

Carl Saunders Quartet June 2019


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 [...]

Carl Saunders Quartet June 20192019-06-26T01:00:15-07:00