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8/29 - Save the Date! S.B Jazz Society presents Aubrey Logan -- 9/20 at SOhO ... The Santa Barbara Jazz Society proudly presents Aubrey Logan on September 20 at SOhO from 1 to 4pm. Aubrey Logan is an award-winning artist with vocals that range from deep and electric, to delicate and vulnerable. She breaks traditional genre barriers by combining jazz vocals with R&B, neo-soul, pop and a touch of rock. She won the Audience’s Choice and Jury’s First Place Awards at the Montreux Jazz Festival Voice Competition in Switzerland, and has performed as a featured vocalist, horn player, and educator on stages across the United States and abroad.
Currently, Aubrey lives and makes music in Los Angeles, where her voice and talents have appeared on various television shows and albums such as the 57th ...
8/28 - Plan Ahead! Santa Barbara Music Club's Free Concert (9/12) to feature Robert Cassidy, piano ... One of the highlights of Santa Barbara Music Club's concerts is the opportunity for audiences to hear great music from a variety of historical periods, with a diversity of musical forms, performed by excellent artists. This opening concert features internationally renowned pianist Robert Cassidy in a program highlighting beloved masterworks as well as new and exciting compositions. The concert opens with Elegy Variations, Op. 97, by the prolific American composer David Noon, currently Professor Emeritus at the Manhattan School of Music. The work juxtaposes somber and introspective musings with mercurial emotional outbursts, providing an intense and ultimately peaceful musical tribute ...
8/12 - SBIFF's 10th annual Kirk Douglas Award will honor Jane Fonda -- October 3rd ... The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s eighth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM will be presented to Academy Award-winning actor JANE FONDA. Guests will gather to celebrate his achievements at this black-tie Gala dinner. In the tradition of the award, top-name presenters will be revealed closer to the event. 6:00pm – Red Carpet Cocktail Reception. 7:30pm – Dinner and Tribute.
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Venue ... Bacara Resort & Spa
8/11 - Don't miss .... An Evening With Joe Bonamassa -- August 25th ... Bonamassa will be backed by a stellar band of blues musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements), Paulie Cerra (saxophone), and Nick Lane (trombone). A portion of the proceeds from this tour will go to the Keeping the Blues Alive (KTBA) foundation, a non-profit Bonamassa founded in 2011 and oversees to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in public schools.
As Joe Bonamassa enters his 25th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful ...
8/4 - Heads Up! Tickets go on sale Thursday, 10 AM for "A very special solo evening with Jerry Douglas" ... Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY® winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Since 1998, he’s been a key member of “Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas”, touring extensively, and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums with Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
Venue ... Lobero Theatre
8/3 - Just Announced! Don Henley's "Cass County Tour 2015" -- 10/7 at SB Bowl ... Tix on Sale Saturday ... Don Henley announces the “CASS COUNTY TOUR 2015” which will make a stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl on October 7 at 7:00 PM. Each ticket ordered online through Ticketmaster will receive a CASS COUNTY deluxe CD. Ticket buyers will receive an email notification to confirm the delivery details for their album. Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin will open the show. Advanced tickets will go on sale to American Express® Cardmembers beginning Monday, August 3 at 10:00 AM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 AM.
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
Venue ... Santa Barbara Bowl
7/28 - Opera Santa Barbara Appoints New Artistic Director ... Celebrated conductor Kostis Protopapas, whose engaging podium presence, incisive musicality, and administrative acumen have garnered praise from critics and industry professionals nationwide, has been named artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. With the appointment, which caps a seven-month national search, Mr. Protopapas becomes just the fourth artistic director in the company’s storied 21-year history.
“We are very pleased and honored to welcome such a distinguished artist to our ranks,” said Steven Sharpe, general director of Opera Santa Barbara. “Given Kostis’ remarkable record of achievement, as well as the respect he justly commands in our industry, we are confident that he will contribute significantly to our ...
7/16 - Just announced ... Hawaiian Party Cruise -- Friday July 31, on the Condor Express ... Joanie Collins returns from Hawaii to perform with special guests aboard the Condor Express for a full moon night of magical Hawaiian music and Aloha. She is well known for her electric violin, enchanting vocals, and `ukulele. Joanie resides in Kailua-Kona, on the island of Hawaii. The cruise includes appetizers and a no-host full bar serves beer, wine and mixed drinks at happy hour prices.
The Condor Express provides both style and comfort. The large, luxurious, teak-paneled walk-through cabin features smoked-glass windows and skylights. The Condor’s multi-hull design provides a smooth ride. The cruise is set for 6 PM departure returning at 8:30. Tickets are $30 advance and $35 on the day of c...
7/9 - An Acoustic Evening with Chris Cornell -- 9/23 at The Granada ... Chris Cornell is a rock icon who thrives on contradictions. An innovator who resists genre labels, he was nonetheless the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he has successfully maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a multi-Grammy award winning musician, Golden Globe nominee and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist. Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden were a law unto themselves, edgy, dark and deeply individual. Their savage soundscapes and rich lyrical imagery combined punk attitude with musical sophistication. In 1989, they became the first Seattle band to sign to a major label and their sound continued to ...
7/2 - Save the Date! Little Mermaid Meet and Greet at the Wildling -- 7/4 ... In conjunction with the Wildling's underwater photography show by Santa Barbara's own Richard Salas, there will be a free Meet and Greet with Ariel from the Little Mermaid courtesy of Teas in Tiaras on the 4th of July from noon to 2 p.m. Come to Solvang to enjoy the parade and then follow the Little Mermaid to the Wildling! Make a jellyfish, take your picture with Ariel and see the Salas exhibition!
Presented by ... Wildling Museum
Venue ... Wildling Museum
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