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
Elling’s new album, The Gate, is propelling him to the best performances of his career. Read story.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Kurt Elling brings his jazzy vocals to the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday. Read story.
Friday, April 15, 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
The Roots on the Rails programs are chartered train trips that include concerts and discussion en route. Read story.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
McCoy Tyner can still inspire with his overwhelming technique and distinctive style. Read story.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
San Fran legends Hot Tuna visit town with a cool blues band, and Sings Like Hell celebrates its 200th show. Read story.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society was a strikingly original and fluid example of contemporary jazz. Read story.
Friday, March 4, 2011
The bassist/vocalist and bandleader Esperanza Spalding will celebrate her Grammy upset with a concert here on Sunday, February 27. Read story.