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Bringing great music back to the Ojai Valley.  A monthly concert series of LA’s best musicians coming together under one roof to perform for fans in SoCal.  Enjoy a day in Shangri-la and recharge your batteries in the atmosphere that only Ojai has to offer. 


Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 2 PM

A Smooth Jazz Afternoon in Ojai



Amanda McBroom

Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 2 PM

Ojai Art Center
113 S Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023

Doors Open at 1 PM

Questions or further info needed? Please call: 805-746-0936


Forget fighting the beach crowds. Come to serene Ojai for a relaxing afternoon of smooth jazz on Saturday, August 27, 2 p.m. at the Ojai Art Center. The GK Soul Band, led by Gregg Karukas, featuring Thom Rotella and Tyler Hammond, offers a soothing blend of expressive tunes.

Gregg Karukas is a Grammy winning keyboardist/composer and a founding member of The Rippingtons. He toured with Boney James, Peter White, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Melissa Manchester, Larry Carlton, Sergio Mendes, Brenda Russell, Jeffrey Osborne, Dori Caymmi and Ricardo Silveira. He’s also performed with Ivan Lins, Oscar Castro Neves, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Toots Thielemans and many others. Gregg’s eleven, all-original CDs garner solid reviews for his signature piano touch, pristine production, and melodies, both soulful and sophisticated.

Thom Rotella performed and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Stanley Turrentine, Tom Scott, Rick Braun, Gerald Ablright, Gregg Karukas and many others. He’s appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Ted,” “Ted 2,” “Splash,” “Same Time Next Year,” “The Gods Must Be Crazy,” “Rumblefish,” and “Mississippi Masala.” As a bandleader he’s recorded thirteen albums.

Tyler Hammond has performed with Lewis Porter, Karl Hunter, Matt Von Roderick, Bevan Manson, Kevin Fox, Ken Wild, Lady Gaga, Jacob Scesney, Santino Tafarella, Sean Riddle, Randy Tico, Alex Sill, Tom Etchart, Bryan McCann, Danny Young, Hans Ottsen, SicNarf and many others. He held a jazz residency in Hollywood for more than three years as drummer, band leader and music director.

Doors open at 1 p.m.. Tickets cost $25 online and $25 at the door.

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The Ojai Art Center (also known as the Ojai Center for the Arts) is the longest continuously operating multi-disciplinary center serving the arts in the State of California.

The concept which became the Art Center was first suggested in 1936 as a means of bringing together five independent and struggling arts organizations in Ojai under one umbrella and one roof. Dr. Charles Butler, a local physician, and financier, initially proposed the idea to wide acclaim, and by 1939 the Art Center was built and occupied at 113 S. Montgomery St., just half a block away from Ojai’s famed Arcade downtown shopping district.

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