The Brubeck Circle

Keep the Music Playin’

The Brubeck Circle of donors has made it possible for the Lobero to bring amazing jazz, blues and roots artists like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dr. John, Chris Thile, Robert Cray, and Keb’ Mo’ to the stage. Jazz at the Lobero subscribers and this dedicated group of individuals anchor our various American Roots series, which are vital to to our programming.

But the Brubeck Circle does more than just bring great performers to Santa Barbara. Funds are used to ensure that local students receive music education and carry the legacy of uniquely American music into the next generation.

Contributions made by the Brubeck Circle ensures that we can continue to bring music programs to local youth, like:

  • Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation residencies at local elementary schools, teaching jazz history, appreciation and performance to hundreds of children each year.
  • Jazz and rock performances by local students on the Lobero stage, giving participants a professional performance experience with a skilled stage crew and state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Residencies and master classes with touring artists like Tierney Sutton, Terence Blanchard, and the Brubeck Fellows from University of the Pacific.
  • Free or discounted tickets to students and families for jazz and family-friendly performances at the Lobero.

Participation in these programs gives students necessary tools for future success in all aspects of life: creativity and problem solving, confidence, greater focus and dedication, and the ability to collaborate with and learn from their peers. It also inspires children to continue pursuing the arts throughout their education, and in some cases throughout their careers.

Click here to read more about this program, and we hope you’ll want to get involved. You can designate a gift to the Brubeck Circle here.

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  2. Bernard Roth on said:

    Dear Lobero,
    I have been to several concerts at the Lobero in which the sound mix and acoustics were very disappointing. I saw Kurt Elling for the second time Thursday night. Sadly, the vocal amplification – once again – exaggerated the gruffness of Elling’s voice when the mike was near his mouth.
    And, as with the previous Elling performance, the guitar was lost in the sound mix. At time, the saxophone was also lost in the mix.

    Previously I wrote about the recent Richard Thompson concert. His guitar sound lacked clarity across the full range of the guitar. This detracted from the show, as some of his guitar solos had indistinct notes and uneven amplification within the theater.

    I strongly recommend getting an acoustics engineer into the theater to work with your speaker system and the sound system to improve its balance and crispness.

    Thanks for your consideration,
    Bernard Roth

    • angie on said:

      Hi there, Sometimes traveling artists bring with them their own sound crew; which seems to be the case in the shows you are referencing. Thanks for reaching out and letting us know. We always want the best experience for all our patrons.

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