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4/24 - Save the Date! SBBS Member Appreciation Show w' Mitch Woods -- May 30 ... It's time for the annual Santa Barbara Blues Society Member Appreciation Show ..... featuring dynamic boogie woogie pianist Mitch Wood. This show is the SBBS's way of saying thanks to its loyal members and blues lovers. It will feature free BBQ snacks, a dance floor, and two outdoor patios and is FREE to each SBBS member. Guests of members get in for a minimal $10 admission price.
A Bay Area resident since 1970, Mitch Woods cites as influences the great blues mavens Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, and especially jump blues master and rock-and-roll precursor Lewis Jordan.
Woods has led his own Bocket BBS combo for over three decades and is a multiple nominee for a blues music award by th...
4/23 - A Talk with Beverly O'Regan Thiele, a.k.a. Blanche DuBois ... Beverly O'Regan Thiele (pictured below) is performing the role of Blanche DuBois in this weekend's production of André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. She has performed the role with the Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Opera Grand Rapids, and talks about the complexities of this iconic character. To watch his interview on YouTube, click the website link.
4/16 - An intimate evening with Art Garfunkel -- June 20th at the Lobero ... Folk-pop icon Art Garfunkel is best known as the lead vocalist in Simon and Garfunkel, as well as a string of solo hits. Don’t miss this legendary performer as he shares an intimate evening of his music, poetry and stories.
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
Venue ... Lobero Theatre
4/16 - Vicki Lawrence & Mama -- June 14 at the Granada Theatre ... Emmy Award winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Known from the cast of The Carol Burnett Show and as "Mama" from Mama's Family, today you can see Vicki Lawrence in her signature mixture of stand-up comedy, music, and observations about real life.
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
Venue ... The Granada Theatre
4/14 - make your reservations .... Birders Travelogue of Belize, Bolivia & Ecuador at Lotusland on April 18 ... Jeff Chemnick and Satie Airamé Birders Travelogue of Belize, Bolivia and Ecuador. Join Santa Barbara bird and botanical enthusiasts Jeff and Satie for an exciting photographic birder’s tour of Belize, Bolivia and Ecuador. The garden opens at 2:00 so you have time to explore the garden and see the FLOCK: Birds on the Brink exhibition prior to the 3:30 PM presentation. Reception to follow presentation. Members $60; nonmembers $70. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.
Presented by ... Ganna Walska Lotusland
Venue ... Ganna Walska Lotusland
4/12 - Filipino singer Lani Misalucha -- May 21 at The Chumash Casino ... Lani Misalucha is a Filipino singer who performs pop, rock, jazz and operatic arias and appears in her own show at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel. Don't miss Lani and a very special guest!
Presented by ... Chumash Casino Resort
Venue ... Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
4/9 - Meet our Stella Kowalski! ... Opera Santa Barbara's upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire features Micaëla Oeste in the role of Stella Kowalski. Micaëla returns to Opera Santa Barbara after being one the very first members of our Studio Artist Program in 2008. We recently spoke with Micaëla about this opera and what inspires her. Click on the website link to watch the interview on YouTube.
4/9 - This will be a great show ... Sheila E at the Chumash casino ... April 16 ... Sheila E became one of the world’s top female musicians during the 1980s due to her fierce drumming style and Latin rhythms. A former protégé of Prince, Sheila starred as a drummer in his band before branching off into solo musical projects. Don’t miss this Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter performing hits like “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre.”
Presented by ... Chumash Casino Resort
Venue ... Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
4/6 - We've got Great News! ... Our Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of Marcos Vargas as the new Executive Director of The Fund! Marcos’ deep passion for social, economic, political and environmental justice and longtime experience in community organizing and with grant-making foundations is a perfect match with our needs.
Marcos is the founder, and has served for 14 years, as the Executive Director of Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), a community- based social movement organization serving the California Central Coast. Two years ago, Marcos oversaw the merger of CAUSE with PUEBLO, their Santa Barbara County based sister organization. needs.
Marcos will officially start his new position in mid-June, allowing time for a smooth...
4/2 - Save the Date! S.B Jazz Society presents Jon Mayer Quartet -- April 19 at SOhO ... The Santa Barbara Jazz Society proudly presents the Jon Mayer quartet featuring Pete Christlieb on April 19 at SOhO from 1 to 5pm. New York born, now Los Angeles based pianist, Mayer began his musical career in the New York jazz scene of the 1950’s and 1960’s. A true jazz musician, he has a long and distinguished pedigree including work with Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Kenny Dorham, Chet Baker, Tom Scott, Sarah Vaughn, Ernie Watts and the Manhattan Transfer, just to name a few.
Jazz fans have been impressed with his artistry, characterized by a supple and relaxed rhythmic feel and a keen sense of melodicism in his solos. Legendary tenor player, Pete Christlieb also a jazz giant, has worked with ...
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