Cristina Pato’s Cross Continental Cultural Crusade

by Brett Leigh Dicks The last time Cristina Pato performed in Santa Barbara it was with Yo Yo Ma as part his The Silk Road Ensemble. It was a fitting collaboration as Pato has made a more »

Cristina Pato’s Cross Continental Cultural Crusade
Cristina Pato’s Cross Continental Cultural Crusade
Blue Rodeo’s California Calling

by Brett Leigh Dicks Canada’s roots rock collective, Blue Rodeo, are the perfect example of what a dichotomy a musical career can be. For the past 25 years the Toronto-based band has fused together county, folk, more »

Blue Rodeo’s California Calling
Blue Rodeo’s California Calling
Byrds of a Feather

Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson come to Carpinteria by Brett Leigh Dicks There are few musicians who encapsulate the heart and soul of southern California as empathically as Chris Hillman. A third-generation Californian, Hillman was born more »

Byrds of a Feather
Byrds of a Feather
Sheila E Marches to the Beat of her Own Drum

by Brett Leigh Dicks There is no questioning the fact that Sheila E is an icon in and of herself. A Grammy Award-nominated drummer, percussionist, songwriter, and singer, her credits read like a Who’s Who of more »

Sheila E Marches to the Beat of her Own Drum
Sheila E Marches to the Beat of her Own Drum
Janis Ian – Speaking from the Heart

by Brett Leigh Dicks Janis Ian is no stranger to Santa Barbara or its surrounds. One of Tales from the Tavern’s favorite alumni, her local history stretches far beyond her recent association with the Santa Ynez-based more »

Janis Ian – Speaking from the Heart
Janis Ian – Speaking from the Heart
Jennifer Koh – Building Bridges with Beethoven

by Brett Leigh Dicks Jennifer Koh is no stranger to cultural exploration. Born in Chicago to Korean parents, Koh took up the violin as a child and has since gone on to amass an impressive repertoire more »

Jennifer Koh – Building Bridges with Beethoven
Jennifer Koh – Building Bridges with Beethoven
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

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 »

  Come to Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West on Saturday, May 9th, to hear the culmination of the seasons work for the Santa Barbara Symphony’s Youth Symphony programs. Conducted by Andy Radford, more »

Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo 5/11
CAMA’s Masterseries presents the Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo on Monday, May 11th at 8 PM. The Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo brings together two stellar German talents: violinist Christian Tetzlaff, who has wowed Masterseries audiences in two solo recitals and with more »
Camerata Pacifica 5/15 & 5/16
Camerata Pacifica will close its 25th Anniversary season as it began its first, with Johann Sebastian Bach-s Brandenburg Concerti. The ensemble will perform Bach-s six lively concertos in Santa Barbara May 15th and 16th. Bach’s six more »
Now Hear Ensemble 5/15
  Now Hear Ensemble will present Round and Round on May 15th, before heading north on tour to San Francisco. Round and Round puts music in motion with a collection of pieces utilizing the most basic more »

It’s a big year for Sondheim fans. As Into the Woods journeyed onto the big screen this holiday season, Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre is poised to infuse the beloved myriad of fairy tales-gone-wrong with the more »

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