The season is on at the Music Academy; contemporary jazz is off the schedule at UCSB’s Arts and Lectures next year. Read story.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
From Prince and Esperanza to Brad Mehldau and Marc Ribot, the Montreal Jazz Fest keeps the musical goodness flowing, sometimes even freely. Read story.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Craig Taborn have both released intriguing new jazz keyboard CDs. Read story.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Live Oak Music Festival boasts a strong lineup this year that includes Mavis Staples, Toots and the Maytals, and the Texas Tornadoes. Read story.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Jazz composer and bandleader Marie Schneider brings her hand and her band to the 65th Ojai Festival’s programming mix. Read story.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Anthony Braxton and Peter Brotzmann were celebrated at this year’s festival in Victoriaville. Read story.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The wealth of new classical music this spring is a glorious earful. Read story.
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Santa Barbara Symphony and Camerata Pacifica embrace the work of living composers. Read story.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Of course, we all have the late, great “outsider art” hero Henry Darger on the brain this week, given that the prized indie-punkstress band Vivian Girls landed at Muddy Waters on Monday. Read story.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The ECM stable was well represented at the 2011 edition of the Vossa Jazz Festival in Norway. Read story.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Kurt Elling brings his outstanding vocals and killer jazz band to the Lobero on Tuesday, April 19. Read story.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Jazz gets an exciting new voice and the Tetzlaff Quartet comes to the Lobero. Read story.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Experimental music takes over UCSB, while the Santa Barbara Symphony plays it less-than-safe in its upcoming concert season. Read story.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
It is an agreeable January Saturday and a concentrated pack of us, about a dozen strong, are crammed onto the rear platform – “whistle stop” style - of the restored vintage train car known as the Tioga Pass. Read story.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This idiosyncratic genius was meant to be heard in person. Read story.