Lady Blue & the Roadhouse Daddies

Donna "Lady Blue" Greene is my favorite blues singer in Santa Barbara. She and guitarist/vocalist Greg Loeb are my close friends and the first musicians I gigged with when I came to SB in 2002. They are great songwriters. Officially, we "revisit the blues & jazz women of the 30's, 40's & 50's," but in fact, we play healthy servings of R&B and rock & roll as well.


Performing & Visual Arts Camp, for kids 7 – 14, is a project of SBCEO's Childrens Creative Project. Accomplished vocalist–musician Dauri Kennedy is camp director. Laezer Schomkowitz is drama teacher. Mary Lynn Soini Schomkowitz is art teacher. I will be doing music and karate again this year. In summer of 2006 we will be doing a Broadway salute, a full length junior version of the "The Wiz," and a Fiesta salute.

Stephanie Sivers

Stephanie is a delightful singer whose repertoire ranges from classical to jazz and latin standards.In 2005 we did an album of 14 jazz–oriented standards. She has upcoming latin and jazz–standards CDs.

Cougar Estrada

Cougar is an in-demand drummer, percussionist, songwriter and producer. He plays drums in Los Lobos. He is playing drums on the Songon recording project now under way.

The Santa Barbara Performing and Visual Arts Camp

The Santa Barbara Performing and Visual Arts Camp is sponsored by the Childrens Creative Project. It is a wonderful summer camp which nurtures and develops the artistic impulses of Santa
Barbara youth. I look forward to working wth Dauri Kennedy and Gary Smith in camp this summer.

 The Estrada Brothers 

The Estrada Brothers are veteran latin jazz musicians hailing from Camarillo, CA. Cougar Estrada plays drums in our new latin jazz band SONGON. (He also plays drums with Los Lobos.) Songon bassist Ian Peters and percussionist Raul Rico played with the Estrada Bros. for some 20 years.

Present Tense

Los Angeles based Present Tense is an exciting smooth-contemporary jazz band with an infectious rhythmic base built up by bassist Richard Frank and drummer Ronnie Kaufman. I played on their first album, Night Shadows, and just finished more tracks on their newest release.

Rumba Jazz

Rumba Jazz, a project of Estrada Brothers alumni Raul Rico (percussion) and Ian Peters (bass), is comprised in its current configuration of most of the same musicians who make up SONGON. Swinging, grooving latin jazz.

LA Carpool

LA Carpool is a hot crossover salsa band based in Los Angeles. It is the brainchild of percussionist Jack Gold and guitarist/songwriter/engineer Frank Garcia. I played piano on most of the tracks on their album “When Worlds Collide” and half of the tracks on “Salsa Pop.”

Elliott Caine

Elliott Caine is a great jazz trumpet player based in Los Angeles. He has several CDs out. I have done gigs with his band in LA and environs in years past.

Rebecca Kleinmann

Rebecca Kleinmann is a wonderful flutist based in Santa Barbara. Her ever-evolving ensemble is one of the most popular jazz groups in town. We both teach at Brandon Elementary School in Goleta. I have subbed for her regular piano player a few times.

Nate Birkey

Nate Birkey is a phenomenal jazz trumpet player. He is very popular in Santa Barbara. Now living in New York, he returns occasionally for gigs at SoHo and other venues. I have subbed sometimes for his regular pianist.

Michito Sanchez

Michito Sanchez is one of the premier congueros on the contempory latin music scene today. I have played many gigs with Mitch over the years, and recorded with him in the L.A. Salsa Society, Bongo Logic and others.

Susie Hansen

Susie Hansen is one of the most popular latin jazz-salsa violinists on the scene today. Based in Los Angeles, she works nonstop. I have worked in her band on and off for the past 15 years

Joey De Leon Jr.

Joey is one of the best congueros around. We have worked together over the years in several bands, including Susie Hansen and Charangoa. I cannot remember a time when this guy was not smiling.

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La Cima Music

Songwriter/producer Carlos Guillen is pumping great music out of his home studio right here in Goleta, California, including recording artists Anthony Prieto and Cesar Brizuelo. The site features great
photos of La Cima recording artists and musicians.

Kevin Winard

My next door neighbor, Kevin Winard, is the busiest session drummer in Santa Barbara, has been touring with Doc Severinsen for many years, and subs regularly for Sergio Mendes' drummer. He totally rocks.