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
Abiding Live: Jeff Bridges Releases a Live Album with Some of Santa Barbara’s Finest

by Brett Leigh Dicks While Jeff Bridges is someone who needs little introduction to the world in general, he needs even less of an introduction to Santa Barbara. A generous supporter of numerous local causes ranging more »

Abiding Live: Jeff Bridges Releases a Live Album with Some of Santa Barbara’s Finest
Abiding Live: Jeff Bridges Releases a Live Album with Some of Santa Barbara’s Finest
The Musical Evolution of Meiko

by Brett Leigh Dicks Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Meiko was just eighteen when she followed in her older sister’s footsteps and headed to California. Armed with her acoustic guitar, the burgeoning songstress performed at venues all across more »

The Musical Evolution of Meiko
The Musical Evolution of Meiko
Mariachi El Bronx

By Brett Leigh Dicks While Mariachi El Bronx might have first started as a musical diversion for members of Los Angeles-based hardcore punk band, the Bronx, the band’s unique take on folkloric Mexican music has since more »

Mariachi El Bronx
Mariachi El Bronx
Ben Jaffe Preserving a Rich Tradition

By Brett Leigh Dicks For over 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been both preserving and celebrating and rich tradition of New Orleans jazz. As the popularity of traditional jazz significantly waned in New more »

Ben Jaffe Preserving a Rich Tradition
Ben Jaffe Preserving a Rich Tradition
Leo Kottke’s Definitive Journey

By Brett Leigh Dicks Life is all about defining moments and Leo Kottke’s remarkable career has had more than enough for everyone. One of the first came shortly before entering his teens when his parents gave more »

Leo Kottke’s Definitive Journey
Leo Kottke’s Definitive Journey
Ingrid Fliter

by Brett Leigh Dicks Born in Buenos Aires, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. The burgeoning pianist made her first public appearance at age 11 and her concerto debut at the more »

Ingrid Fliter
Ingrid Fliter
John Oates: On Duality

by Brett Leigh Dicks Not only are Daryl Hall & John Oates the biggest selling musical duo in the history of contemporary music, the recent Hall of Fame inductees are still good friends. Which is no more »

John Oates: On Duality
John Oates: On Duality
Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs from the Movie

by Brett Leigh Dicks Mary Chapin Carpenter has carved a musical career of symphonic proportions. Since releasing her first album, Hometown Girl, in 1987, the inflicting singer-songwriter has released a further 12 studio albums, won five more »

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs from the Movie
Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs from the Movie
Going Mad for Sean Rowe

 by Brett Leigh Dicks Across his three previous solo albums, it hasn’t only been Sean Rowe’s deep, soulful voice that has commanded attention, his poignantly poetic lyrical subjection has also drawn in more and more devotees more »

Going Mad for Sean Rowe
Going Mad for Sean Rowe

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 »

The Cambridge Drive Concert Series (CDCS) December 5th concert – Songs on a Midwinter’s Night – is a special one. In this season, which is marked by celebration in so many traditions, we strive to underscore more »

The Tallis Scholars 12/5
CAMA’s Masterseries presents The Tallis Scholars on Friday, December 5th at 8 p.m. Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars, founded 1973, have done more than any other group to establish the sacred vocal music of the more »

The Santa Barbara Music Club’s December 6th concert features keyboard compositions by the great Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer of the Romantic Period, Franz Liszt (1811-1886).   Entitled “Liszt in Istanbul,” the program consists of works that more »

Adelfos Ensemble 12/6
Jingling sleigh bells and snow crunching underfoot. A slender country church, its icy steeple silhouetted against a starry sky. Thawing out with a mug of hot cider, sitting in a cozy parlor. So many of our more »

BlueGrass West! will present an intimate, candlelight concert of classic American bluegrass, folk, and early country music at Santa Barbara’s historic Presidio Chapel on December 6th. Peter Feldmann, Tom Lee, and David West will feature material more »

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