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.
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
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
BUY YOUR TICKETS ON-LINE!
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
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)
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.
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
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.
“Marsalis Well-Tempered” Branford Marsalis w/ Chamber Orch. Philadelphia October 15, 2014, 7:30pm
Christopher Cohan Center
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.
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.
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