Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop


The 5th annual

Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop – ONLINE

The dates for the 5th annual Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop were–

Tuesday, July 13 – Friday, July 16, 2021

Presented by Kim Richmond and Kimberly Ford

in partnership with the Los Angeles Jazz Society 

and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society

This year the Workshop was held again online on Zoom.

Click the link below to read the introductory letter pertaining to this year’s Workshop.

Northwoods Jazz Camp and Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop 2021!

     In 2021 the Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop returned, online with four days of events, featuring Masterclasses on each instrument (on “breakaway rooms”), jazz theory (4 levels), Special Session (the faculty performs, explains, and Q & A). 

The evening session gave the students a chance to try their hand at performing individually, this time with the faculty backing (with audio tracks provided).

We have a superior set of faculty members who meet the various students’ ability levels and give them a boost (and in some cases, a start) in their performance techniques.

There are photos and videos to be viewed and heard on this website. There are (on display under the Sponsors menu) comments from the students about previous workshops, and the recent 2020-21 Northwoods Jazz Camp.

 About the Jazz Workshop:

A learning and growing jazz experience for aspiring students of jazz -adults and high school aged students welcomed.: Our limited enrollment (approximately 40 students) to our high ratio of instructors assures an intimate and personalized music education experience. The Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop will be something that you will always treasure as a worthwhile investment in your music education. You make new friends that share a love of jazz and will also be studying and playing daily with world class seasoned jazz professionals.

A faculty of jazz professionals teach instrumental/vocal master classes, improvisation, jazz listening (how to listen, and who to listen to, old and new), modern jazz combo and big band playing, with concerts and jam sessions each late afternoon (open to the public) where advanced students sit in with the professionals.

Kim Richmond

Kim Richmond, saxophone

Kimberly Ford

Kimberly Ford, vocals

This will be an intimate event with 40 students maximum.








Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop, sponsored by the Los Angeles Jazz Society 501(c)3 and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society 501(c)3. Your donation will help provide youth with vital musical jazz education and will help keep America’s original musical art form  “Jazz” alive and thriving.