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Gig History...

 

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So What  Kombo has appeared at ...  Bread & Roses Charity Auction & Benefit  Dinner ... Lincourt Winery... Oceana Hotel Events... Mercury Lounge in Goleta... Stow House Events...Flying Goat Winery... Stearns Wharf Vintners... Private "Get-Reddy" Birthday party SB...Silent auction & dinner...  Fund Raiser for Vista de Las Cruces School, Solvang ...Private birthday celebration... Mission Canyon... 1st Thursday's - Santa Barbara Downtown Org... SB District Attorney's Black Tie Event @ Radisson Wine & Cheese Reception. / Fielding Institute….   Art Show &  Reception ...  Macys Customer appreciation sale / La Cumbra Plaza Shopping Center... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History / ARTWALK .… Mission Canyon / engagement announcement party… Wells Fargo Awards Banquet Happy Hour & Dinner Jazz @ Stella Mare's  Event CenterWedding reception's Duo's Sax & guitar / Biltmore… 10th Annual Santa Barbara Mental Health Arts Fair @ DeLaGuerra plaza / Mental Health Arts Fair & Candle light Vigil… Santa Barbara Police Activities League (Pal) Black Tie - Silent Auction ... Fes Parker Doubletree Resort @ Grand Ballroom….   Private Wedding reception... Padero Lane , Carpinteria…. Wedding Reception at El Capitan State Beach Park  Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Pueblo Radioliogy Medical Group - Ventura  …. Wedding Reception Cabrillo Art Center … Pheonix House,   SB Mental Health Services Org ... Open House & Dedication Ceremony Nordstrom in the Paseo Nuevo MallReception for SB City Employee Art Show... Cabrillo Pavilion... Holiday Jazz @ Nordstroms... Wedding @ Bridlewood Winery... Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards Banquet ... Radison Hotel in Santa Barbara Private Party... Wedding Rehearsal …  la cumbra middle school open house/carnival  SantaBarbara County Employee Art Show @ Cabrillo Arts PavilionAdult ED Arts & crafts show... wake centerAlcazar's Tapas Bar  Muddy Water's Coffee Bar & Nite Spot…  SoHo... San Ysidro Ranch ...  Plow & Angel... and Many Others.


Thanks to all the Great Musicians who made SWK happen over the years

Jon Anderson / Sax

Ken Griffith/Guitar... Abe Mira / Guitar 

 ~KBD~

Marty Martin / Dave Campos 

~Bass~

Jeffery Peterson / Jim Woolaway / Joe Gram / Joe Mortorana... 

Armand Renga /Jack Joshawa / Lou Spaventa / Bass 

~Drums~

Chris McHugh / John Morneault / Glen Cantello / Dean Jannoff / Billy Goodnick... 

~Vocals~

 Terri New / Seraphim / Rebecca Troon / Mari Koda

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[ 2008 Gig Factoids ]  (top)

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November...

Coastal Winery on Stearns Wharf   Sat November 29th ... 2:00 till 4:30...  

Mercury Lounge .... Sunday Nov 2nd ...  8-10pm

Mercury Lounge .... Sunday Nov 16th ...  8-10pm

Mercury Lounge  ...  5871 Hollister Ave.... Goleta, CA 

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September..

Mercury Lounge .... Sunday 7th ...  8-10pm

Sunday Eve!!! ... "LIVE JAZZ NITE" ...... @ the Mercury Lounge

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 BREAD & ROSES ... Community Dinner & Auction

QAD Training Center, Summerland, CA

Sunday, Sept 14th 2008, 4:00 to 8:00 PM

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Mercury Lounge .... Sunday 21st ...  8-10pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History...  ArtWalk .... Sunday 28th ...  2-4pm

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August...

Coastal Winery on Stearns Wharf   Sat August 2nd ... 2:00 till 4:30...  

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  "Coastal Winery" formerly " Stearns Wharf Vintners"

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July...

Mercury Lounge...  "Happy Hour" .... Friday July 11th ...  6- 8pm

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Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat July 12th ... 2:00 till 4:30...  

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat July 19th ... 2:00 till 4:30... 

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat July 26th ... 2:00 till 4:30... 

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May...

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat May 17th ... 2:00 till 4:30...  

Mercury Lounge...  "Happy Hour" .... Friday May 2nd ...  6- 8pm

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April...

Mercury Lounge...  "Happy Hour" .... Friday April 18th ...  6- 8pm

Private Wedding & Reception "Angela & Don Mark" ... 

April 20  on  Rooftop of the  Canary Hotel ... Santa Barbara

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February...

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat feb 2nd ... 1:00 till 3:30...  

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat feb 16th... 1:00 till 3:30... 

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[2007 Gig Factoids ] (top)

Thanks to all the Musicians who made SWK happen in 2007:

Jon Anderson/Sax, Ken Griffith/Guitar... Abe Mira / Guitar & Marty Martin / KBD

Jeff Peterson /Jim Woolaway /Joe Gram /Joe Mortorana /Armand Renga / Bass 

Chris McHugh/John Morneault/Glen Cantello/Dean Jannoff /Billy Goodnick... Drums

and  Seraphim, Rebecca Troon & Mari Koda / Vocals ...

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December...

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat Dec 29th ... 1:00 till 3:30... 

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat Dec 15th ... 2:00 till 4:30...

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October..

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat Oct 6th ... 2:00 till 4:30...

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Sept...

Sat Sept 29th .. 3:00-4:00... SB Natural History Museum "Art Walk"

Sat Sept 29th .. Private "get-Red-dy" Birthday party... 7-10...

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat Sept 8th & 15th... 2:00 till 4:30...

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Aug...

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat Aug 11th & 25th... 2:00 till 4:30...

Thanks to the Musicians who made SWK happen in 2007:

Jon Anderson/Sax, Ken Griffith/Guitar... Abe Mira / Guitar & Marty Martin / KBD

Jeffery Peterson / Jim Woolaway / Joe Gram. / Joe Mortorana... Bass 

Chris McHugh / John Morneault / Glen Cantello / Dean Jannoff / Billy Goodnick... Drums

and  Seraphim /Vocals ...

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July...

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat July 7th & 14th... 2:00 till 4:30...

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June...

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat June 16th & 23rd... 2:00 till 4:30...

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May.. 

We're back at Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat May 19th & 26th... 2:00 till 4:30...

Guitar, Sax, Bass & Drums....

With Seraphim /Vocals 5/19...

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April...

Stearns Wharf Vintners ... Sat April 14th ... 2:00 till 4:30

With Seraphim /Vocals

Private birthday celebration... Mission Canyon ... Sun April 15th 

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March...

First Thursday Arts & Music Event .... Sax & Guitar Jazz Duo ...Thursday Mar 1st  @ Casa Magazine... 

Sponsored by Santa Barbara Downtown Organizition

1st thursday of  Every month ... see latest schedule

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Silent auction & dinner...  Fund raiser for Vista de Las Cruces School .... Friday Mar 9th Solvang Veterans Hall

Stearns Wharf Vintners   Sat March 14th   2:00 till 4:30...

With Seraphim /Vocals

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[2006 Gig Factoids ] (top)

November...

Nordstrom's Holiday Rewards event... by special invitation only...Wednesday November 29th ...7:30 till 10:00

Paseo Nuevo Mall  "Lower State St", Santa Barbara...

Join us for a Special Jazzy Shopping Experience...

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Private  engagement... SB District Attorney's Black Tie Event..... Happy hour jazz... Nov 17th...

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We're back at Stearns Wharf Vintners ... Sat Nov 18... 2:00 till 4:30

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Stearns Wharf Vintners.... a great place to 

drop by  for some wine tasting ...  jazz 

& enjoy the great views... 

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October...

Stearns Wharf Vintners Sat Oct 21st  .. 2:00 till 4:30

September...

Wine & Cheese Reception... Fielding Institute  ... September 8th...  

Art Show &  Reception ... September 9th... More Info to come..

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Macys / Robinsons Department store,...  Men's Department  Special  Sales Event... 

La Cumbra Plaza Shopping Center... September 12... 7pm to 9 pm...

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.Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History ... ARTWALK 2006  ... Sat September 30 ... 1:30-2:30pm

August...

Private  engagement announcement party Aug 4th

Stearns Wharf Vintners Sat August 12th  & Sat August 26th... 2:00 till 4:30...

July...

Stearns Wharf Vintners  ....  

Sat...July 1st...,15th & 22nd...  2:00 till 4:30 

June...

Stearns Wharf Vintners  ....  

Sat...June 3rd...  2:00 till 4:30 

Sat...June 17th...  2:00 till 4:30 

Sun...June 25th...  2:00 till 4:30 

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Stearns Wharf Vintners.... a great place to 

drop by  for some wine tasting ...  jazz 

& enjoy the great views... 

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May...

  Sunday... May 7th...  2:00 till 4:30 

Stearns Wharf Vintners  ....  

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  Tuesday May 9th ...7:30 till 10:00... .Nordstrom's Spring Rewards event... by special invitation only...

Paseo Nuevo Mall  "Lower State St", Santa Barbara...

Join us for an Special Musical Shopping Experience...

April..

Stearns Wharf Vintners.... Sun April 2nd...  2:00 till 4:30 

"Rain or Shine".... Playing  in the banquet room adjacent to the Wine Tasting Bar.....

February...

Look for our ad in  & get local wedding info in...February Santa Barbara Independent Wedding issue  

Stearns Wharf Vintners....  Sat Feb 19th...  2:00 till 4:30 

January 2006

Sat Jan 28th...  1:30 till 4:00 at Stearns Wharf Vintners....  

Sat Jan 21st...  2 till 4:30 at Stearns Wharf Vintners....  

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[2005 Gig Factoids ] (top)

 November... 

Wed Nov 30th ...7:30 till 10:30... .Nordstrom's Rewards event... by special invitation only...

Paseo Nuevo Mall  "Lower State St", Santa Barbara...

Join us for an Special Musical Shopping Experience...

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Sat Nov 5...  2 till 4:30 at Stearns Wharf Vintners ... A Last minute Engagement....  

drop by  for some wine tasting & jazz 

October 

Beginning of a new venue for us ... Stearns Wharf Vintners 

They have local musicians playing jazz every Sat &  Sunday afternoon from 2 till 4:30... 

We've  played  couple Sunday afternoons  ... Oct 2 & Oct 9 ( thanks to everyone who came out)

 

April... Tuesday evening  ... 7:00PM at Nordstrom's  

Annual Customer Rewards Shopping Night

March... Wells Fargo Awards Banquet ...Happy Hour & Dinner Jazz

Stella Mare's  Event Center (private party)

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[2004 Gig Factoids ] (top)

 Everyone has been  off into new projects this year...

We played a few gigs around town... at Nordstrom's at Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara,  

including a couple Weddings Duo's Sax & guitar... 

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[ 2003  Gig Factoids ] (top)

Dec ... Tuesday evening 7:00PM at Nordstrums , first floor, across from "Fine Jewerley" 

Paseo Nuevo Mall  "Lower State St", Santa Barbara...

Join us for an Early Holiday , Musical Shopping Experience...

Oct ... 10th Annual Santa Barbara Mental Health Arts Fair @ DeLaGuerra Plaza 12 Noon (open to the public)

      Mental Health Arts Fair & Candle light Vigil

featuring... Courageous Art... with  Musical  Performances  by

*Sowhat Kombo &  the Swizzle sisters.... Candlelighting begins @ 7.00 pm

(in conjunction with Mental Health Awarness Week)

 

OCT  ..Santa Barbara Police Activities League (Pal) Black Tie - Silent Auction ...

featuring a Collaboration of Musical elements by the Musicians  from So What Kombo & King Bee

... a fund raiser for Santa Barbara youth activities league

5 -11 pm ...Fes Parker Doubletree Resort @ Grand Ballroom 

for tickets or Info contact  Sandra  @ 805 -962-5560

Sept ...Private Wedding reception... Padero Lane, Carpinteria

August ...Wedding Reception for Michael & Iris Strauss at El Capitan State Beach Park in Santa Barbara

June... Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Pueblo Radioliogy Medical Group facility in Ventura,CA.

May... Special invitation only shopping event for Nordstrums Paseo Nuevo-Santa Barbara....

April.... Wedding Reception for Mick & Nica at the Cabrillo Art Center @ Santa Barbara... And

Pheonix House, SB Mental Health Services Org ...Open House & Dedication Ceremony

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[2002 Gig Factoids ] (top)

Holiday jazz @ Nordstrom in the Paseo Nuevo Mall

Lots of positive feedback to our music from customers & staff... thx

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Nordstrom in the Paseo Nuevo Mall

Saturday june 8th, 2002...... 1pm to 4 pm

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May... Reception for SB City Employee Art Show... Cabrillo Pavilion...

Great gig... lots of great art and fun people...

This is our second year... open to the public...

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We also played several private parties thru Aug , Sept & Oct...

including...

Stokes-Adams Wedding Rehersal Dinner...

Johnston-KriessmannWedding @ Bridlewood Winery...

adding some R&B and jazz vocals by Terri New...

& this years Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards Banquet ...

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Jazz Improv Workshop Showcase

all the combos did a great job... big fun was had by all...

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Muddy Water's Coffee Bar & Night Spot

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Alcazar's Tapas Bar & Night Spot...on the Mesa

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[2001 Gig Factoids ] (top)

Holiday Jazz @ Nordstroms...

Saturday Dec 1st......1 pm to 4 pm

Saturday Dec 22nd...1 pm to 4 pm

Sunday Nov 25th ......1 pm to 4 pm

Thanks to Everyone who's turned-out for our....

Nordstrum, Muddy Waters , Alcazar & Art Show Gigs...Great Fun !!!

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Sept 2001

Saturday, Sept 15th... 12 pm to 3 pm

Nordstrom in the Paseo Nuevo Mall

We also had several other private parties in Sept ...

The Johnston-Kriessmann Wedding @ Bridlewood Winery...

adding some r&b and jazz vocals by Terri New...

& this years Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards Banquet ...

at the Radison Hotel in Santa Barbara

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August 2001

Private Party... Stokes-Adams Wedding Rehearsal Dinner 8/24

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July 2001

Saturday, July 21 and ... July 28th...1 pm to 4 pm

Nordstrom in the Paseo Nuevo Mall

Lots of positive feedback to our music from customers & staff

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June 2001

Muddy Waters...6/15 ...7-10 pm

with Paul Degen... sax & flute

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la cumbra middle school ... 2255 modoc rd

open house/carnival....on sat 6/2 ... 1-4 pm

with Paul Degen... sax & flute

they loved us... we're already booked again for next year...

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May 2001

Reception for SantaBarbara County Employee Art Show

Wednesday May 9th @ Cabrillo Arts Pavilion (east beach)

Great gig... lots of fun people and great art...

Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation @ (805) 897-1946

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Adult ED Improv class...Arts & crafts show...wake center

Awesome crafts and artwork ...and the recorder band back-up... unbelievable !!!

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April 2001

Alcazar's Tapas Bar & Night Spot...on the Mesa... Dinner set...

1812 cliff drive... 805-962-0337

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March 2001

Muddy Water's Coffee Bar & Nite Spot.....happy hour

508 East Haley Street (between Olive and Salsipuedes)

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Feb 2001

Cut our CD...the realbook demo...at the Goodnick-Islay Sound Studio...

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2000 - 2001

Started Jamming & Rehearsing tunes...

Jon Anderson: Saxes ~ Billy Goodnick: Drums ~ Joe Martorana: Bass ~ Ken Griffith: Guitar

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