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Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation Mission Statement

"The SBVJF is dedicated to the education, preservation, performance,

and development of Vocal Jazz as an art form."


 President - Kimberly Ford / Vice President - Christy Martin 

Secretary - Melissa Brooks / CFO - Jan Hahka / Director - Joan Roberts 

At Large - Sharlae Jenkins / At Large - Kim Collins

tHe VoCaLPoInT JaZz eD TeAm

VocalPoint . . .


A passion for jazz and the desire to share it with the next generation . . .

Kim Collins a full-time musician; a professional singer, bassist, instructor of bass, voice, combo and jazz history.

Kim also is a published vocal arranger and the creative director of the SBVJF.

Maureen DeMaio ...with an MA in Musicology from UCSB, she's taught 

music at Cold Spring School, SBCC and

UCSB. She’s sung with stellar ensembles such as Quire of Voyces and Champagne.

  Maureen DeMaio • Kim Collins • Kimberly Ford • Ejé Lynn-Jacobs • Sharlae Jenkins

Kimberly Ford an educator and performer. She teaches privately and adult jazz classes with SBCC Extension. She also co-directs the SB Jazz Workshop;

a weeklong summer jazz camp.

Sharlae Jenkins a singer, accompanist, studio vocalist, songwriter, and teacher. Sharlae teaches piano and voice to children and teens through the Music Teachers’ Association of California.

Ejé Lynn-Jacobs ...a founding member of the SBVJF, is a composer, producer, performer, and educator (Goleta USD, private voice/bass guitar) He is the owner of “Sound Transformation Network”  


SBVJF is a non-profit 501c3 organization.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID 77-0513013

To make an online donation through the

Lobero Theatre Foundation:

The SBVJF is proud to partner with:


SBVJF’s residencies are funded in part by the Community Arts Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. Support is also provided by the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation.


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