Charles Lloyd Named NEA Jazz Master

The Santa Barbara-based flautist, saxophone player, and composer was awarded one of the nation's top honors in jazz on Wednesday, June 25. Read story.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Review: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Tom Long provides pics and stories from four long, music-filled days in the Big Easy. Read story.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Branford Marsalis Quartet at the Lobero Theatre

The eldest Marsalis son brought a great quartet and a brilliant young drummer to town. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sam Yahel’s Showstopper Moment

Regina Carter returns to the Lobero; Sings Like Hell welcomes Ariana Gillis. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Arlington Theatre

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra went to bat for education and the arts. Read story.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Lobero Is Making Up for Lost Time

Post-renovation, the Lobero Theatre’s Jazz at the Lobero series is making up for lost time. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Anat Cohen and the Joy of Jazz

The Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist talks music-making in anticipation of Now 60’s performance at the Lobero Theatre. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Charles Lloyd Returns to the Lobero with Sangam

Through jazz, Vedanta, and beyond, woodwind master Charles Lloyd is still showing which way is east. Read story.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pat Metheny’s Unity Factor

Joe talks Metheny, Fatoumata Diawara, and the 2014 NAMM Convention. Read story.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Jazz Experiment at the Marquee

Craig Springer of the Granada and David Grossman of the Santa Barbara Symphony moonlight as jazz musicians. Read story.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review: SFJAZZ Collective at UCSB’s Campbell Hall

Egos took a back-seat to sophisticated charts and uber instrumental finesse on October 17. Read story.

Monday, October 21, 2013


Currently in its 10th year of existence, the SFJAZZ Collective is the West Coast’s premier modern jazz group. Read story.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Blues, Bluegrass, and Jazz Winds from Monterey Way

Joe checks in from the Monterey Jazz Fest, takes a look at this week’s Santa Barbara Blues Society Offering. Read story.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fringe Beat

Longtime Santa Barbaran Charles Lloyd was the featured artist at this year’s Montreal Jazz Festival. Read story.

Monday, August 12, 2013

School Dazed, Summer Jazzed

David Lindley heads to the Luke as part of Sings Like Hell; Arts & Lectures skimps on the jazz … again. Read story.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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