Save the Date! -- S.B Jazz Society presents Cuesta Night Band -- March 17 at SOhO
The Santa Barbara Jazz Society proudly presents an afternoon of great jazz enhanced by the sounds of Nu Monet featuring Vocalist Deanna Delore and Jazz Pianist Jim Barnett. This 18-piece band is regarded as the best big band on the Central Coast. The band continues a tradition that was initiated more than 30 years ago by faculty members of the Cuesta College Performing Arts Department. A few of the original band members still play in the Cuesta Night Band.
The backgrounds of the band members are as varied and interesting as the music they play. Most are professional musicians, some of whom are on the faculty of Cuesta's Jazz Studies Program. One left a senior executive position at a major corporation to pursue a career in music. Some band members are in professions other than music but are, nonetheless, accomplished musicians. One is a retired orthopedic surgeon. Another runs a real estate agency. Others have retired from careers in education. They all share a passion for big band music. The Cuesta Night Band has appeared with world-class jazz musicians, including trombonists Andy Martin and Rob McConnell, trumpeter Bobby Shew, saxophonists Ernie Watts and Tom Scott, Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Teka, and local favorite vocalist Inga Swearingen.
Please join us for an afternoon of pure musical pleasure. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $12 for members, $7 for full-time students and professional musicians, and $20 for the general public. Venue: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club. Website Contact: Kathryn Stockbridge (805) 570-1053 Email