SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - School organizers say this year's Santa Barbara High School's Jazz Festival is a success mentioning a record turnout. NewsChannel 3 is told 20 schools were involved and 32 bands. The festival drew talent from as far away as London, England.
Music Director Charles Ortega graduated from USC. Under his direction the SBHS Music Program has several alumni at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.