Jazz Society Joins the Jump to Streaming

By Steven Libowitz   |   April 16, 2020

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society doesn’t have much in its own archives to air during our shelter-in-place era, but the folks who run it are offering some links to fill in the gaps until the nonprofit can stage its next monthly concert at SOhO after the all clear order. If live is king, you’ll want to start with the Emmet Cohen Trio, which visited town a while back, who are performing together every Monday afternoon at 4:30 pm PDT. The tight-knit group features Russell Hall on bass and Kyle Poole on drums and have been quarantining together since their return from tour on March 16. The shows livestream from Emmet’s Place in New York City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/heyemmet.

Also, SwingHouse, three European jazz musicians who live and play together in a couple of projects, have had just transformed their living room into a rehearsal and recording room before the pandemic forced an adjustment, resulting in their decision to start broadcasting their “daily shenanigans” at 11 am PDT. Check out the downbeats at www.facebook.com/SwingHouseOfficial. Also alto saxophonist and flutist Alexa Tarantino and pianist Steven Feifke are offering a weekly series at 5 pm on Sundays, with the April 19 event focusing on John Coltrane music, followed by Ella Fitzgerald favorites on April 26, and the cool jazz of Gerry Mulligan on May 3. Info at https://www.crowdcast.io/stevenandalexa.

Meanwhile, Sammy Miller and The Congregation – who played at UCSB just a month before the shutdown – are also doing a daily dose of jazz and more, at 1 pm daily at www.youtube.com/user/smcongregation.


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