David Olney Seals the Deal

by Brett Leigh Dicks To find the true worth of a songwriter, it’s not just the songs they’ve written and the artists that have embraced them that points the way, it’s how their work resonates among more »

David Olney Seals the Deal
David Olney Seals the Deal
Chick Corea: Adventures in the Avant Garde

by Brett Leigh Dicks Chick Corea has crafted a career out of pushing musical boundaries. Keeping good musical company has been a big part of that and there is no better example than his pending return more »

Chick Corea: Adventures in the Avant Garde
Chick Corea: Adventures in the Avant Garde
Gil Shaham’s solo journey through the world of Bach

by Brett Leigh Dicks Gil Shaham’s musical evolution has played out like a perfectly orchestrated symphony, despite the fact he initially took to the violin in rebellion. Born in Illinois while his parents were working in more »

Gil Shaham’s solo journey through the world of Bach
Gil Shaham’s solo journey through the world of Bach
Eliza Gilkyson’s New Dawn

by Brett Leigh Dicks The Nocturne Diaries earns a Grammy nomination Eliza Gilkyson is no stranger to Santa Barbara. Having long been a Sings Like Hell favorite, she has also established herself as a regular guest more »

Eliza Gilkyson’s New Dawn
Eliza Gilkyson’s New Dawn
The Wailin’ Jennys: A Wailin’ Good Time

by Brett Leigh Dicks The Wailin’ Jennys and their recorded greatness Waylon Jennings’s musical influence has been nothing short of profound. But perhaps the most unique salutation of the country outlaw has come from a trio more »

The Wailin’ Jennys: A Wailin’ Good Time
The Wailin’ Jennys: A Wailin’ Good Time
Mickey Raphael: Family Man

by Brett Leigh Dicks For Mickey Raphael, music is all in the family Around the time Willie Nelson moved to Austin in the 1970s and got his second music wind where he started brandishing his own more »

Mickey Raphael: Family Man
Mickey Raphael: Family Man
Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age!

Listening to Bill Frisell play guitar is a very different musical experiences. While there are a plethora of guitarists who can wield an instrument with both authority and purpose, few have the orchestral command of a more »

Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age!
Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age!
Bill Champlin’s Musical Spectrum

Formed in the late 1960s The Sons of Champlin brought a soulful sound to the Bay Area’s music scene. Built around Bill Champlin’s songwriting talents and soulful singing and Terry Haggerty’s jazz based guitar, the band more »

Bill Champlin’s Musical Spectrum
Bill Champlin’s Musical Spectrum
A Rainy Day Parade – Brett Leigh Dicks speaks with Gary Louris about the Return of The Jayhawks

When The Jayhawks burst onto the Minneapolis music scene almost thirty years ago, the Minnesotan roots-rock collective where a breath of fresh air. In a music climate where alternative rock was rising out of the ashes more »

A Rainy Day Parade – Brett Leigh Dicks speaks with Gary Louris about the Return of The Jayhawks
A Rainy Day Parade – Brett Leigh Dicks speaks with Gary Louris about the Return of The Jayhawks
Heiichiro Ohyama’s Guiding Light

by Brett Leigh Dicks Since its inception, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has turned a straightforward mission into an impeccably executed tradition. Along with a charter to maintain a Santa Barbara-based chamber orchestra of the highest more »

Heiichiro Ohyama’s Guiding Light
Heiichiro Ohyama’s Guiding Light

Welcome!

We invite you to explore and celebrate the treasure trove of music that we have right here in Santa Barbara! Whether you’re looking for classical, jazz, R&B, blues, improvisational, pop, rock or world music, you’ll find more »

Jill Knight and Rebecca Troon will appear on the Cambridge Drive Concert Series on March 6th in Goleta. A native of Savannah, GA, Jill’s soulful sound is unmistakable. Nominated for the LA music awards “Best Female more »

Opera Santa Barbara’s vibrant production of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri runs on March 6th and March 8th. One of Rossini’s most exquisite successes, from a composer who was just 21 at the time he composed it, L’Italiana more »

The Santa Barbara Music Club’s March 7th program begins with three short pieces by Frédéric Chopin interpreted by pianist Donna Massello-Chiacos, offering music lovers a fascinating overview of Chopin’s vast emotional spectrum. Next, soprano Carolyn Kimball more »

Ringo Starr & the All-Starr Band 3/12
Lucky are the Santa Barbarans who are headed to see Ringo Starr & the All-Starr Band’s sold out performance on March 12th at the Chumash Casino! Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, more »
Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela 3/13
Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa, and the official end of Apartheid. In a collaborative performance with more »
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