Two Jazz Greats Together Again

Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are on tour for the first time in more than 30 years and playing the Granada Theatre on March 22. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Shows Some Love for Ike Jenkins

Two members of the big-band crossover phenomenon credit Ike Jenkins for their careers in music. Read story.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Rising Star of Jazz Coming to UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gregory Porter Comes to UCSB

Blue Note recording artist Gregory Porter will bring gospel, soul, blues, and jazz together on Thursday, January 15, at Campbell Hall. Read story.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Lobero Theatre

New Orleans’ R&B songsmith Allen Toussaint sang through his 50-year career with help from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Read story.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Review: Tony Bennett at the Granada Theatre

For those who arrived late to Bennett’s six-decade-long chart topping party, seeing the man live can conjure up a number of vaguely nostalgic emotions. Read story.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Living Legend: Tony Bennett

The acclaimed singer is celebrating his 88th year with a new collaboration project with Lady Gaga. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., September 25, 2014
Updated 2:00 p.m., October 7, 2014

Joshua Redman’s Trio Mastery

The tenor saxophonist and bandleader plays the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday, September 30. Read story.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Santa Barbara Jazz Society Presents Wesla Whitfield

The acclaimed cabaret singer will revive the Great American Songbook on September 7 at SOhO. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lotusland Presents Meklit

Ethiopian-American singer/songwriter Meklit Hadero will appear with her quartet on the Main Lawn at Lotusland on Saturday, August 16. Read story.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nate Birkey Celebrates New Album at SOhO

The jazz trumpeter gets back to his roots on Just a Closer Walk. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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
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