Following last Spring’s blockbuster performance for the Santa Barbara Jazz Society, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble returns to SOhO on Sunday, June 11 from 1 to 4pm with a fresh line up of musicians and material. The Ensemble will perform material from the entire year including from its Winter Quarter tribute to Women in Jazz. Also there will be arrangements from Grammy award winning writers John Daversa and Steven Feifke as well as well known classics by Toshiko Akiyoshi and Maynard Ferguson. Rounding out the performance will be selections of Cuban and Brazilian jazz sung by graduating senior, and Santa Barbara native, Bella Holland. Other vocal performances include Nina Lim performing a rendition of Ella Fitzgerald's famous All of Me recording.The UCSB Jazz Ensemble is directed by UCSB Continuing Lecturer Jon Nathan, now in his 28th year as ensemble director.
Admission to the event is $20 for SB Jazz and Blues Society members, $10 for professional jazz musicians and singers and full time students, and $25 for non-members. Doors open at 12:30 and seating is limited, so plan to arrive early.
It’s easier than ever to join the Jazz Society… now you can join online! Just press the join button on our website and voila, you’re in! Of course, you can still join at our gigs, as in the past, where we will distribute membership cards. Regular yearly membership is just $25. Check our website: sbjazz.org or call 805-687-7123 for more information.