Headless Household Goes Jazz Societal

Posted on May 12 by SEASONS Magazine

Headless Household, courtesy photo.

Headless Household, courtesy photo.

Santa Barbara’s favorite band Headless Household, will showcase their jazz elements of their “hopelessly eclectic” tunes for the Santa Barbara Jazz Society on Sunday, May 14 from 1 — 4 p.m. at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club (1221 State St.).

Headless Household is known for their all original, diverse style but will throw in a few jazz standards for the occasion. The band will also feature David Binney. Binney is a renowned alto saxist from New York City who has previously been featured on many Household records—this will only be his second live appearance for the Santa Barbara Jazz Society show.

Headless Household features Dick Dunlap on piano, Tom Lackner on drums and Joe Woodard on guitar and as the primary songwriter. Nicole Lvoff is new to the Household she is the band’s talented vocalist, her vocal stylings add even more nuance to the band’s wide ranging sound. The group’s seasoned tenor saxist, Tom Buckner, will be on hand as well as the brilliant Los Angeles bases bassist Steven Nelson.

The band has produced nine studio albums that date back to their first 1987 vinyl debut of Headless Household. The group releases all of their music through their own record label Household Ink Records. Their debut was followed by Inside/Outside USA in 1993, ITEMS in 1995, Free Associations in 1999, mockhausen in 2000, post-Polka in 2003, Blur Joan in 2005 and Basemento in 2010. Their most recent album was released in 2015, Ballads and More. The band started accruing a local cult following around 1996 shortly after ITEMS, they have been a staple in the Santa Barbara community ever since.

For more information, visit sohosb.com or call 805/962-7776.

—Lauren Bennett



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