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Jazz Jubilee coming October 25 - 28, 2018:
A World-Class Jazz Festival featuring traditional jazz, New Orleans, swing, big band and zydeco. October 25 – 28, 2018 – Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande, CA.
Professor Cunningham and His Old School • The Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band • Tom Rigney and Flambeau • Blue Street • Cornet Chop Suey • High Sierra • Midiri Brothers • Tom Hook and the Terriers • Dick Williams Jammers • We Three + One • Ivory&Gold® • Creole Syncopators • Rag Bone Saints • Mariachi Autlence • High Street Party Band • The Au Brothers • Sue Palmer and Her Motel Swing Orchestra • Night Blooming Jazzmen • Ulysses Jasz Band SPECIAL SETS WITH GUEST ARTISTS Bob Draga • Carl Sonny Leyland • Larry Scala • Jeff Barnhart • Danny Coots • Washboard Steve • Pat Yankee • Bob Schulz •
Purchase Badges Here: http://www.pismojazz.com/purchase-badges.htm it's a great time and we highly recommend you attend as much as possible!
Cuesta College Performing Arts presents their Vocal Jazz Festival. Friday night has already SOLD OUT so don't mess around and secure your tickets for Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8PM at the CPAC: This show features that amazing vocal septet GROOVE FOR THOUGHT, which promises to be delightful with seven distinct voices and ONE amazing SOUND.
Get tickets HERE: https://my805tix.com/organizations/cuesta-college-cpac
We most certainly were not disappointed by : JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with Wynton Marsalis, who brought his "SPACES" Suite, a music and dance exploration, to the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly on September 27, 2018. The show was produced by Cal Poly Arts, and we were thrilled they are bringing jazz of this stature to SLO.
Trumpet master Wynton Marsalis once again led this remarkable and hip orchestra, celebrating 30 years as America’s premier jazz ensemble. Marsalis’ acclaimed new suite, Spaces, combines street dance (jookin’) and tap dance with Big Band jazz in a playful and wildly entertaining exploration of the animal kingdom. Featuring dancers Lil Buck and Jared Grimes.
JAZZ FED SHOWS: Mads Tolling & Jacob Fisher Duo
Saturday, October 20, 2018, Doors 7, Show 7:30PM
Unity Concert Hall at 1130 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Tickets are $25 GA / $20 Members / $15 Students
The Siren (Morro Bay)
The Siren in Morro Bay, as usual, is booking some awesome shows in November, including Reverend Peyton (Oct 24), Junglefire (you'll recall from last year's FALL FEST), Con Brio, and more. Check out Ticketfly for details.
THIS SATURDAY NIGHT: Surefire Soul Ensemble with Tipsy Gypsies.Door open at 7:30pm 21+ ( 3 bands) (Advance tickets available at BooBoo Records in SLO or online at Ticketfly.com) Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a heavy, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. They draw influence from themasters of the style from the past and modern day, including: Quincy Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Mulatu Astatke, Isaac Hayes, and The Poets of Rhythm. Tipsy Gypsies: play a blend of vintage Pop, Blues, and Jazz.
Tracy Morgan Jazz Jam
Sunday Nov 4 and 18 - (call 805-225-1312 for schedule) Tracy Morgan's Jazz Jam happens at The Siren in Morro Bay. They usually get going around 4 and go through to 7 PM. This jam includes songs performed by Tracy Morgan Group, who opened the Court Street Summer Jazz series this year. Along with their standard jazz tunes, jammers will mix things up and often include some R & B and a little funk. It's always a fun jam and well-attended the times we've been able to make it.
EQUINOX, with Adam Levine and other local jazz all-stars.
Details: Oct 21 4PM - 6:30PM
Admission $10 (Club Members $5)
Learn more: http://danbino.com/event/adam-levine/
October 28 4 - 6:30PM
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Admission $10 (Club Members $5)
On November 2nd, Nicole Stromsoe
"Magical"... "Spellbinding" are descriptions for this sextet.
7:30P - 9PM
Julie Kelly - November 11
Two Sets: November 11 at 4PM and January 6 at 6:30PM
Featuring Marshall Otwell on keys and Dave Beckers on sax, Dylon Johnson on bass and Darrell Voss on drums.
Julie Kelly is one of the most respected jazz singers on the West Coast. She has performed and recorded across the country and around the world with such luminaries as Chris Botti, Anthony Wilson, Gene Bertoncini, Benny Green, Nat Adderley, Ray Brown, John Clayton, Ross Tompkins, Bobby Ojeda, Gary Foster, and Alan Broadbent. Leonard Feather once said that Julie “radiates a sense of joy and spontaneity. Listening to her, you are reminded that jazz singing is still alive and well!”…
$15 - details: http://danbino.com/event/julie-kelly/Cal Poly Arts Winton Marsalis... yes... thank you! The event of the season was truly amazing. They have another LEGENDARY performer dialed up...
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 8:00 PM
We saw this show at San Jose Jazz Festival and it brought back so many great memories and songs by Herb Alpert (formerly Tijuana Brass) and Lani Hall, who performs an entire set dedicated to her days with Sergio Mendes. Creator and innovator, musician and producer, artist and philanthropist Herb Alpert is a man with profound passions – and a list of platinum hits: “The Lonely Bull,” “A Taste of Honey,” “Rise,” and “This Guy’s in Love with You,” to name just a few. But at his core, Alpert’s main passion is his wife – Grammy Award-winning vocalist and former lead singer with Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Lani Hall.
You won't want to miss this fabulous show.
Tickets on sale now: https://www.calpolyarts.org/Online/mapSelect.asp
Cal Poly Jazz - December show - Cal Poly Fall Jazz ConcertFriday, Dec. 7, 2018
8 p.m., Spanos Theatre
Tickets ($14 general, $9 students and Jazz Federation members)
Jazz Fed Jazz Jam at Linnea's is every other Tuesday. Usually goes from about 7 - 9:30PM.
Cuesta College -
EPIC BIG BAND BLOW-OUT! Cuesta has both Big Bands on showcase at the CPAC on October 20th. Tickets are $15 / $10. Details here:
There's a Vocal Choir event on Saturday, November 3rd, at Cuesta starting at 8:00PM. Details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/292815421309687/?event_time_id=292815424643020 NOTE: Get tickets early - Friday is already SOLD OUT!!
Seaventure Jazz - Of course, every Wednesday at the Seaventure in Pismo Beach they
They have Jazz, usually from about 7PM - 9PM. The last time we dropped in it was Dylan Johnson with Karl on sax. It was quite enjoyable.
Mee Heng Low Jazz
Jazz at Mee Heng Low Noodle House on Palm Street in SLO - Gypsy Jazz is the name of the game, although I've also seen Ray Chang Band here on Friday nights. They also often have jazz on Wednesdays and Craig Dingman performs Thursdays.
Call (805) 594-1500 for details.
Other spots around town featuring jazz on occasion:
La Cosecha restaurant in Paso Robles
Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo (almost every night!)
Basin Street Regulars (Pismo Vets Hall last Sunday of the month from 11 - 4PM includes featured local band, regional band, and jammers until about 1PM)
Mark your calendar: Pismo Jazz is producing yet another amazing jazz festival on the Central Coast:
42nd Jazz Jubilee by the SeaA World-Class Jazz Festival featuring traditional jazz, New Orleans, swing, big band and zydeco. October 25 – 28, 2018 – Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande, CA.
Theme: New Orleans on the Central Coast
AGAIN don't miss PISMO JAZZ's JUBILEE by the SEA October 28-28th!
Purchase Badges Here: http://www.pismojazz.com/purchase-badges.htm it's a great time and we highly recommend you attend as much as possible!
Are you interested in VOLUNTEERING to help SLO Jazz Festival? We need volunteers for the following position, right now:
SILENT AUCTION STREET TEAM (help us procure/obtain silent auction items for the upcoming fund drive for 2019 SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOP)
EMAIL COORDINATOR (help us write this bi-weekly email) our Founder has become very busy and needs your help! If you're a writer and don't mind doing a couple of hours research every couple of weeks, contact us today.
A sax man with a plan: Scott Andrews, Executive Director and Founder, is at it again! After being told the SLO Jazz Festival was "impossible" by the top event coordinators in our county, he went about and proved it COULD be done. Not once, not twice, but now working on a 5th SLO Jazz Festival. We have SECURED the DATE: mark your calendar for September 27-28, 2019 in Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo, CA!
Scott's cooking up a new recipe for success that will DELIGHT sponsors. If you're interested in learning about sponsorship - contact Scott today at scott @ slojazzfest . org (without the spaces) to learn more.
YOUR DONATIONS NEEDED NOW!
Do you dig what we're doing? HOW ABOUT DONATING TO SLO JAZZ FESTIVAL? We have AMAZING PLANS in store for 2019!! Please make a donation now - our 2019 Membership, donations, and sponsorships are now in FULL SWING - our goal is to raise $130K! Help us pull it off! This benefits both our education program and the 2019 SLO Jazz Festival. So, make your donation today! Note: You can also make your donation a MEMBERSHIP (see membership details here). We thank you in advance for your generosity!
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Other events around the County this July
There are many shows happening this weekend, including the Tipsy Gypsies tonight at Concerts in the Plaza (happening as I write this). Charlie Shoemake has a fabulous concert up in Cambria on Sunday:
SUNDAY, JULY 22
THE FAMOUS JAZZ ARTIST SERIES AT THE HARMONY CAFE PRESENTS, IN CONCERT, MASTER JAZZ PIANIST JOE BAGG IN A
SOLO RECITAL AS WELL AS DUETS WITH CHARLIE & SANDI SHOEMAKE.
TWO PERFORMANCES....4:00 and 7:00
$20 / $10 FOR STUDENTS. WINE, BEER, AND THE HARMONY CAFE. MENU AVAILABLE (at affordable prices). Reservations...email@example.com
Also on Sunday for those in the North County you may want to check out Marshall Otwell at the jazz brunch they have at La Consecha. Matthew Evans on wood bass, Marshall on keyboards, and Darrell Voss on drums. It's a *great* place for brunch and a whole bunch of nice people come in to hear some Sunday jazz! What could be better?
They play three sets starting at 11:30a and finishing at 2:30p. La Cosecha is at 835 12th Street in Paso (on the park, look for the blue awning).
Wednesday at the Manse - Live JAZZ!
Last, check out the Manse for some fun jazz!
Jazz Band Summer Concert
Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 pm
Savor Cajun style snacks while the “Crustacea Jazz Band” entertains us with their upbeat, humorous, swinging tunes in the New Orleans jazz style. In this “old fashioned” Jazz, the players will improvise around a familiar melody line resulting in a fun time for the audience where dancing and singing along are encouraged. Crustacea’s repertoire showcases this original music, as well as spirituals and gospel music, blues, and early pop tunes--all played in the New Orleans jazz style – an American Original!
Of course, every Wednesday at the Seaventure in Pismo Beach they have Jazz, usually from about 7PM - 9PM. The last time we dropped in it was Dylan Johnson with Karl on sax. It was quite enjoyable.
This month's Pismo Jazz Sunday Session is featuring Ulysses Jasz Band from Santa Barbara on July 29 from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jam Session starts at 11:00 a.m. Always held at the Pismo Beach Veterans’ Memorial Building – 780 Bello Street
Cost - $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Silver Members are free.
You'll often see our Director, Scott Andrews, performing at the 3rd jam session to keep his Dixieland chops up. If you play, bring your axe and join in on the jam - it's a lot of fun!
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2017 Fall Fest returns with four shows across the Central Coast. This concert series is a fundraising event series benefiting the SLO Jazz Festival and Summer Jazz Workshop. We will feature live music, vending, food, wine, silent auction items as well as a wine raffle. Full details are at www.fallfest.info
To help plant the seed for jazz festival this year, SLO Jazz Festival, in coordination with Jamestown Properties and The San Luis Collection, and Thomas Hill Organics, bring you "Live Jazz on the Monterey Street Terrace" Sundays this Spring from (music from 11am - 1pm, brunch from 10a - 3pm). Come out and enjoy wonderful music, delightful organic food, and delicious beverages. It's a perfect way to get you in the mood for 2017 SLO Jazz Festival - in fact, two of the artists will be performing this year (Jon Stephen and Dylan Johnson).
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So far, we've announced AIRTO MOREIRA with EYEDENTITY featuring DIANA PURIM; PETER HORVATH with RAY OBIEDO, INGA SWEARINGEN with CUESTA FACULTY ALL-STARS featuring CHARLIE SHOEMAKE. More coming daily! The lineup is being announced more and more each day. Get updates at our Facebook Page:
The following special events have been added to the Pismo Jazz Jubilee by the Sea:
(see previous post for full details of the Jubilee)
October 25th, 2014 4:30-10:30 Swing Dance Saturday Night
SWING DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT October 25th, $20.00, 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The Jubilee by the Sea will host the Swing Dance and the Big Band sound of six different bands playing at two venues with good parking! $20.00 at the door or Free with an all event or Saturday badge
The Extravaganza will be held at St. Anthony’s at 390 Bello Street, south of Price Canyon Road; Pismo Beach. This will be the best Saturday night ever for only $20.00! Tickets at the door. Details http://www.pismojazz.com/JubileeByTheSea.htmand After 4:30pm schedule http://www.pismojazz.com/Resources/2014_Band_Schedule.pdf
October 23rd 2014, OKTOBERFEST by the Sea
Join the high energy MUD SKIPPERS for a fun evening of Dixieland, Big Band, Swing, Ragtime, and New Orleans Gut-Bucket Jazz. Tap your toes, clap your hands, and bob your head as you listen. Kick up your heels, swing your partner, and dance the night away to this new event.
Beer and food available for purchase. $15.00 at the tent.
In the tent at the end of Addie Street near the beach. from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Please call 805-481-7840 805-773-3750 or visit http://www.pismojazz.com/JubileeByTheSea.htm
Sorry to miss some of you during the Summer fun, but as you know we worked really hard to produce a jazz festival and needed a little break. Well, we thought you might appreciate a Fall Update of what's happening around the Central Coast with jazz. There's quite a bit of good music, you're in for a treat!
First, we'd like to point out our very first concert at D'Anbino Vineyard and Cellars, featuring a wonderful smooth Urban Jazz band called Times 4. Times 4 According to Jim Harrington of the San Jose Mercury News/Oakland Tribune: "Times 4 has become one of the finest combos for jazz, funk, and soul music." Come out and experience for yourself. More event info: Facebook Event -- Meetup Event
Times 4 - coming to D'Anbinos Vineyards and Cellars music room, October 11, 2014, as a special joint production by SLO Jazz Festival, D'Anbino's Vineyards and Cellars. This featured show, part of Times 4's West Cost Tour will take place from 2PM - 4:30PM on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Tickets available by calling D'Anbino's at (805) 227-6800. Tickets: $15 for this show - or $10 if you are a MEMBER of SLO Jazz Festival or D'Anbino's Wine Club. Learn more at: http://times4music.com.
Other Events happening this Fall with other key jazz event producers include:
Jazz Fed Events
Thursdays - Jazz Jam!
Linnaea’s Cafe Jazz Jam – Every 2nd & 4th thurs of the month from 8-10PM
Make sure to follow the Jazz Fed for more information about special jazz concerts, the piano showcase, and more! October 25th, 2014 4:30-10:30 Swing Dance Saturday NightSWING DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT October 25th, $20.00, 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The Jubilee by the Sea will host the Swing Dance and the Big Band sound of six different bands playing at two venues with good parking! $20.00 at the door or Free with an all event or Saturday badge
Cuesta Jazz Events
Sunday, Oct. 26, 3:00 pm
Fall Choirs Concert
St. Timothy's Church at 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 7&8, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
16th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage and Music Building, Room 7160
Friday, Nov. 7, 8:00 pm
Vocal Jazz Festival Concert featuring:
"True North"SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage
Tickets: $12 students, $17 general admission
Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 pm
Cuesta Jazz Ensembles
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage
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Pismo Jazz Events
October 23rd-26th, 2014 - Jubilee by the Sea
This is the big jazz fest in Pismo every year in October that ought to have a big circle around these dates on your calendar. It's a great time and features traditional jazz, and also some of the best jazz bands you will here on the Central Coast. We highly recommend you attend this fine festival. Details and tickets at: http://pismojazz.com/JubileeByTheSea.htm Listing of bands: http://pismojazz.com/Resources/2014_Band_List.pdf
November 23rd & December 14th
Monthly jam and concert(s) with featured bands, jams by the Basin Street Regulars, and all kinds of fun food, dancing, drinks, and more! If you've been missing these, you're missing a good time on Sundays!
More info at http://www.pismojazz.com/events.html
Cal Poly Jazz Events
Fri. Oct. 24, 8:00-10:00 pm
Cal Poly Parent and Family Weekend Ensemble Showcase concert,
Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly
Sat. Nov. 1, 3:00-5:30 pm
Mustang Corral Pre-Game Tailgate, O'Neill Green, Cal Poly
University Jazz Bands' Fall Jazz Concert
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
8 p.m. Spanos Theatre
Tickets ( $12 general, $9 seniors, students and Jazz Federation members)
SLO Blues Society Events
November 1 - 8PM Veterans Hall
SLO Blues Society Presents: "Nick Moss Band"
BILLBOARD: “MOSS REACHES DEEPER INTO SOUL, FUNK, AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL” ON TIME AIN’T FREE Nick's band will showcase blues, funk, and rock that has been earning the band standing ovations from blues audiences around the Country.
Tickets: Admission costs $25 for non-members and $20 for members. Tickets will be sold at the door, and may also be purchased at Boo Boo Records and Cheap Thrills in San Luis Obispo. SLO Blues Society Membership is also available at the door for $10 per year.
D'ANBINO'S WINE TASTING ROOM
Times 4 October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Admission $15 (Club Members $10)
PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA – In a special joint production, the SLO Jazz Festival and D’Anbino Vineyards and Cel-lars present TIMES 4 performing their unique brand of urban jazz. “Times 4 has become one of the finest jazz-funk-soul combos in California.” – “San Jose Meercury News, Oakland Tribune”. Over 12 years of collaboration and friendship have culminated in Times 4’s unique brand of Urban Jazz.
October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Admission $10 ($5 Club Members)Zzah
This contemporary jazz band hails from Central California using melodic West Coast Sensibilities with an East Coast approach to soloing. ZZAH has been featured at many festivals and venues up and down the west coast. Their tracks have been programmed on more than 260 radio stations throughout North America and they have appeared with great artists George Benson, Billie Preston, Spyro Gyra, and more. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Charlie Shoemake Jazz Series October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm $15
Once a year we always present an intimate concert just featuring Charlie and Sandi Shoemake alone. They will perform many of your requests.. www.talsanmusic.com For reservations call 805-927-0567
Performances are 4:00pm-6:15pm and 7:15pm-8:30pm
New West Guitar Group featuring Sara Gazarek October 16 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm Admissiion $10 (Club Members $5)
Blessed with a gorgeous and translucent voice the LA Times hailed Gazarek as “the next important jazz singer.” Stepped in the jazz tradition but not afraid to cover popular music, she has teamed up with the New West Guitar Group for an exciting collaboration. NWGG showcases the beauty and virtuosity of the acoustic and electric guitar.
About New West Guitar Group:
Featuring John Storie, Perry Smith, and Jeff Stein, the New West Guitar Group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble and they will be performing an evening of classic popular covers, jazz standards and original works with the singer Sara Gazarek.
D’Anbino Family Band & Guests October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Admission $10 (Club Members $5)
Come eat, drink and dance with the D’Anbino family and their special guests! Don’t miss this jam session. Besides our talented family, we have excellent musicians and vocalists as our guests tonight Including the renowned George Young on saxophone, Danny Pelfrey of Tower of Power on tenor saxophone, Kent Anderson on trombone and Shelly Cargill vocals.
Royal Garden Swing Orchestra October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Admission $10 ($5 Club Members)
The Royal Garden Swing Orchestra has a musicality rarely heard today. This nine-piece band sounds bigger than the average big band. Over 200 special arrangements make up their library of tunes from the swing era to modern era. Come enjoy a glass of D’Anbino wine, good food, and dance the night away! rgso.net
Brett Mitchell – Return to Eden October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Admission $15 (Club Members $10)
Pianist-composer Brett Mitchell, a lover of theater and film, will perform original, orchestral theme music, each piece painting a picture for his listener. Brett is joined by members of SLO Symphony, the band Human Nation, and other favorite SLO County musicians. Performers include: Adam Levine, guitar, Bill Wingfield on bass, Darrell Voss on drums, Diane Steinberg-Lewis on Synth and vocals, Sharon Holland on first violin, Karen Loewi-Jones on second violin, Kim Wilkins on viola, Bob Liepman on cello, Richard Green on guitar.
Charlie Shoemake Jazz Series October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm Admission $15
One of the west coasts finest pianists, the wonderful Joe Bagg, does a solo recital on the Mason – Hamlin grand piano. A must for all lovers of jazz piano. For reservations call 805-927-0567 Performances are 4:00pm-6:15pm and 7:15pm-8:30pm
CPAC SPECIAL EVENTS:
Altered Concert Friday, Oct 17 7:30p
Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo, CA
Altered (Jazz Fusion Trio) - This professional trio from Los Angeles will treat you to an evening of great jazz! Featuring Cuesta's own, guitarist Jeff Miley, Altered will play in the intimate space of the CPAC Experimental Theater.
CAL POLY ARTS SPECIAL EVENTS:
“Marsalis Well-Tempered” Branford Marsalis w/ Chamber Orch. Philadelphia October 15, 2014, 7:30pm
Christopher Cohan Center
SLO BREWING COMPANY - http://www.slobrewingco.com/calendar/grid/2014/12
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2014
Choro de Ouro - 7pm
Choro de Ouro and Brasilience CD release with Ian Faquini and Rebecca Kleinmann
Choro de Ouro is the premier Choro group on the Central Coast of California. Choro is a style from Brazil that stated in the later part of the nineteenth century in Rio de Janeiro. It quickly spread throughout Brazil and eventually become a unifying point of pride for the country. Composers like Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim were famous and honored for their contribution to Brazilian culture. Today people are rediscovering this music as it has continued to evolve and grow with a wonderful history and life. It is a passionate music full of virtuosity and excitement as well as expression and the quality of something quaintly beautiful.
Oct 12: Tony Bennett at Granada Theater in Santa Barbara.
Opening Night Celebration! When Tony Bennett headlined Arts & Lectures’ fundraising gala in 2013, his dazzling, heartfelt performance, filled with panache, left the audience floating on air for months later... and many wishing they had been there. The legendary crooner returns to kick off the 2014-15 season in grand style. This 17-time Grammy winner had his first hit in 1951, and his albums continue to top the charts. With a husky, burnished voice and ebullient sense of swing, Tony is a priceless treasure whose expressive power is undimmed. Don’t miss this master whose interpretations have shaped the great American songbook. His daughter Antonia will perform an opening set of jazz/pop standards.
SANTA BARBARA JAZZ SOCIETY
Sunday October 12th, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Ian Bernard Jazz Trio
SOhO 1221 State St # 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Sunday October 12th, a new star is born. The Ian Bernard Jazz trio – thirty fingers with one object – good music! (Make that 29 fingers.) The other 20 fingers belong to veteran musicians, drummer Paul Kreibich and bassist Richard Simon. Joining the trio are Jazz Society members who are also night time singers, Sandy Cummings and Brazilian bombshell Teka. Ian’s lurid past includes work with Chet Baker, Maynard Ferguson, Shelly Manne, Barney Kessel to name a few. He was also music director for June Christy, Vic Damone, Rosemary Clooney, Dick Haymes and Michael Feinstein. Watch him conduct a fictional orchestra! Music starts at 1 PM at SOhO.
Save the Date: Kristin Korb and her band are back!Sunday November 16th, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm SOhO 1221 State St # 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Love brought the American bassist and singer to Denmark in 2011. Now, Kristin Korb returns to the US to celebrate the release of her new CD, Finding Home. Concerts will feature Kristin’s stories of love, travel, language lessons and the peace she has found in her marriage and her adopted country. She’ll also be including material from previous releases. Learn More about Kristin Korb
Tickets are sold ONLY at the door and doors open at 12:30. Please join us for a delightful afternoon of pure jazz.
“A protégé of the late Ray Brown, Ms. Korb’s bass playing is the foundation of her musicianship. She is an increasingly clever lyricist in the songs she writes, arranges and sings.” Doug Ramsey – Rifftides
“As vocalist and bassist, Korb is solid and engaging throughout, upholding her reputation as one of the great double‐threat talents in the jazz world. ” All About Jazz – Dan Bilawsky
For more information: 805-687-7123.
Local Bands on the Central Coast performing jazz music include:
ANDREWS & PIETRI DUO - www.andrewsandpietri.com
BLACK MARKET TRIO - www.blackmarkettrio.com
DAWN LAMBETH - Visit http://www.dawnlambeth.com/shows
DYLAN JOHNSON - Visit: http://www.dylanjohnson.net/performances.html
GREEN TO WHITE - https://www.facebook.com/Green2White
HUMAN NATION - Visit: http://www.human-nation.com
THE SUNNY KNIGHTS - https://www.facebook.com/TheSunnyNights?
TIPSY GYPSIES - http://thetipsygypsies.com
The Tipsy Gypsies have a couple of premier shows coming up:
Friday, October 24 at 6:00pm
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach, California
as part of the Bubbly Festival
Derby Estates 1st Annual Sip & Swing
Saturday, October 18 at 12:00pm
Derby Wine Estates in Paso Robles, Californi
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