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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.

 

Regular admission to the event is $20 for Jazz Society members & Santa Barbara Blues Society members, $10 for professional jazz musicians and singers and full time students and $25 for non-members. We now accept credit cards for added convenience. Doors open at 12:30 and seating is limited, so plan to arrive early. We hope you’ll come and enjoy a fun afternoon of Jazz.

 

Admission: (reduced for 2023)

$20 for Jazz Society members

$10 for professional musicians, singers & full time students

$25 for non-members.

We now accept credit cards for added convenience. Doors open at 12:30 and seating is limited, so plan to arrive early.

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