Santa Barbara Jazz Band to play for Mother’s Day Luncheon

The Dan Willard Jazz Band, a unique Santa Barbara jazz band will perform for the 13th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon, a fundraiser sponsored by The Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara. The band will perform before the luncheon from 10:45 AM until 12:00 noon on the patio outside the Pacifica Ballroom at the Coral Casino (Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara). For more information please visit the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care website.

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Dan Willard, leader of the Dan Willard Jazz Band.

Santa Barbara Country Band: Steel Cut

Santa Barbara Country band, Steel Cut will perform at the Ojai Lavender Festival on June 28th , 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in Libbey Park. Steel Cut is a quartet (fiddle, two guitars, bass, and vocals) that perform a lively mix of Country, Bluegrass, Folk, and Rock. The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, to broaden public awareness and to educate potential growers/farmers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination.


Santa Ynez Bluegrass Band

Santa Ynez bluegrass band Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys announces that  their concert at the Lobero Theatre from November, 2012 will soon be released on DVD. Here is a clip from the concert:

For more info on Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys please visit Santa Ynez Bluegrass Band.


Hire European Style Musicians in Santa Barbara Ojai Ventura Thousand Oaks Malibu Westlake Village

Looking for European style musicians in Santa Barbara? Bella Musica have performed in the Santa Barbara area for over ten years. Laura Hackstein is a classically trained violinist and performs with her Santa Barbara String Quartet and Dick Prato is a professional accordionist who has studied with the finest Hollywood studio musicians. They can also add other instruments to fit your needs, such as: guitar, cello, mandolin, harp, and string bass all played by professional musicians. “Your music reminds us of being at a sidewalk cafe in Venice.” – Judy G. For more info and audio clips please visit European style musicians in Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara European Musicians: Bella Musica

Santa Barbara R&B Band for Hire

Santa Barbara R&B Band for hire. Blue Latitude is a twelve‐piece band featuring female and male lead vocals, and a five‐piece horn line; available for large events, parties, weddings or any special occasion where fun high‐energy music is needed! Blue Latitude’s flexible repertoire featuring favorites from the 1960’s through today’s hits, makes this group especially ideal for events where the audience consists of a wide variety of ages. Their high‐energy sets are fun to dance to, and their five‐piece horn line and talented, versatile musicians, allows them to perform a wide variety of music including classic rhythm & blues, soul, Motown and rock & roll. Blue Latitude has been performing at community events, banquets, private parties, and wedding receptions throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since the summer of 1997. For more info and to hear audio clips please visit Santa Barbara R&B Band.
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Santa Barbara R&B Band Blue Latitude

Santa Barbara Dixieland Band – 20’s Band

Santa Barbara dixieland band leader Dan Willard is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (sax, clarinet, flute, and trumpet) versatile in a wide variety of jazz styles. From Dixieland and 20’s music to Swing and modern jazz Dan can tailor the band for any occasion: weddings, parties, corporate events, and more. The band can also be altered to fit your budget from a duo to a 17 piece big band! For more info and to hear audio clips please visit Santa Barbara Dixieland band.

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Santa Barbara Dixieland Band Leader Dan Willard

“Grease” at the Ojai Art Center

Santa Barbara jazz band leader Dan Willard and Santa Barbara pianist Andy Street team up along with John Boyd and Tom Connell to form the band for The Ojai Art Center Theater’s production of Grease. Opening night is Friday, September 7  at 8 PM. The Ojai Art Center Theater is located at 113 S. Montgomery Street Ojai, CA. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for Art Center Members, seniors, and students, and $15 for kids 12 and under. To order tickets online and for complete schedule visit Tix.com.

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Santa Barbara jazz band leader, Dan Willard

Sound of Music at the Ojai Art Center

Santa Barbara jazz band leader Dan Willard and Santa Barbara pianist Andy Street team up along with John Boyd on keyboard to form the orchestra for The Ojai Art Center Theater’s production of The Sound of Music. Opening night is Friday, July 13 at 8 PM. The Ojai Art Center Theater is located at 113 S. Montgomery Street Ojai, CA. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, and $15 for kids 12 and under. To order tickets online and for complete schedule visit Tix.com.

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Santa Barbara jazz band leader, Dan Willard

Dan Willard Jazz Band

Santa Barbara jazz band leader Dan Willard is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (sax, clarinet, flute, and trumpet) versatile in a wide variety of jazz styles. From Dixieland to Swing and modern jazz Dan can tailor the band for any occasion: weddings, parties, corporate events, and more. The band can also be altered to fit your budget from a duo to a 17 piece big band! For more info and to hear audio clips please visit Santa Barbara jazz band.

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Santa Barbara jazz band leader, Dan Willard

Ojai Guitar Teacher

Ojai guitar teacher, Dan Willard, offers private guitar lessons for beginning to intermediate levels covering music fundamentals, reading, theory, ear training, chord symbols, and improvisation. Dan has been playing music for over forty years and has been teaching for more than twenty five years. He is the leader of The Ojai Big Band and also performs in the Ojai Art Center musicals as well as musicals put on by Thacher School and The  Nordhoff High School Music Department. He currently gives lessons at Thacher and Ojai Valley Schools and also taught at Besant Hill School (Happy Valley) for four years.  For more info please call (805) 415-8478 or send an email.

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Dan Willard: Ojai Guitar Teacher