|photo by p. dunkley|
Santa Barbara is full of things to do. A Saturday night could have endless possibilities. So it seemed a benefit that promotes young adults getting more involved in local music and community causes, while enjoying great blues music and yummy local eats, was a winner!
The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation created “Feed the Funk,” an outreach event to promote leadership amongst young professionals who also enjoy the local music scene. The foundation supports and provides social service programs to the Santa Barbara community. Tonight they provided a party.
Headlining the event was local R&B golden boy Orlando
Napier. Born in LA, but musically fashioned in Santa
Barbara, Napier performed R&B stylings with his saxophonist father and
band. Seated at the keyboards and hiding behind sunglasses, Napier belted
original blues from his heart. His music is a mix of classic blues with a touch
of hip-hop. The music is danceable and lively, a perfect introduction to blues
for those newbies in attendance.
|photo by p.dunkley|
|photo of Rob & Kate by p.dunkley|
The event was definitely a winner. The night was warm and clear, the food was local and delicious, the music was fresh and bluesy. And all this for a good cause. Makes it easy to give back while getting funky.