Kiki Ebsen is a versatile performing artist who has built an exciting career as a main stage performer, recording artist and sought after keyboardist. She sings, plays, acts, writes, dances and produces shows and recordings that showcase her unique storytelling talents. As a keyboardist and singer, Kiki has performed with some of the greats in the business including Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Al Jarreau and Christopher Cross. Kiki is an engaging singer and songwriter with nine solo records. She also put together her Joni Mitchell Project to pay respect to one of her favorite singer/songwriters and performs it regularly. Kiki is the daughter of the iconic actor Buddy Ebsen and she's created (and performed) several tributes in his honor. Her newest one-woman show, “My Buddy, The Other Side of oz” debuting this year, is filled with heart warming stories, pictures and memories of her dad's life and entertainment career that spanned over seven decades.   Check the calendar for show dates. 

Kiki Ebsen is extraordinary” - Susan Hartnett Davis

— Director of Special Events /Laguna Festival of Arts

ON THE HORIZON

June 2023 marks a four week residency of "My Buddy" an exciting new cabaret-style jazz show featuring singer, pianist and storyteller Kiki Ebsen at The Monroe Forum. Backed by a seasoned jazz trio, the show will feature standards from the Great American Songbook. Recorded originally on her critically acclaimed, "Scarecrow Sessions" released on Father's Day 2014, each song sparks a different part of her father's life and career. Augmented by family pictures and nostalgic video clips, this light hearted show is a look back at an American icon that brought so many smiles to people's faces. Family friendly. No age limit.

Kiki Ebsen-vocals Jeff Colella-piano Rob Lockhart-woodwinds Chris Colangelo-acoustic bass Kendall Kay-drums

Go to elportaltheatre.com for more info about historic and newly remodeled The El Portal Theater and Monroe Forum Theatre.

Ticket prices: $45 VIP Cocktail Table/$35 General Seating

Kiki Ebsen – vocals / keyboards Grant Geissman - guitars Bernie Dresel - drums Steven Lawrence – bass

Kiki Ebsen is an award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who has built an exciting career as a main stage performer, recording artist, and sought-after keyboardist. Kiki’s solo shows include a diverse collection of beloved songs that feed the heart, body, mind, and soul… an evening of entertainment you won’t want to miss. Her originals songs cover a broad range of styles… jazz, R&B, folk, pop, country and rock, and she often includes songs from her eery popular Joni Mitchell Project.

Her latest CD, “Fill Me Up” was released in 2020, and prior to that, she released “Red,” and “The Beauty Inside,” which have earned acclaim from international reviewers and peers alike. Kiki’s CD, “Scarecrow Sessions,” is a collection of jazz standards taken from her father’s early movies and musical productions. She is currently performing a cabaret show in his honor called "My Buddy"

Kiki has toured with Grammy-winning and Platinum-selling artists including Chicago, Christopher Cross, Tracy Chapman, Boz Scaggs, Al Jarreau, Namie Amuro, Michael McDonald, and Wilson Phillips, among many more. In 2020, Kiki initiated a weekly livestream, “The Songwriter’s Living Room,” from her Healing Equine Ranch, which still continues to keep audiences engaged and uplifted throughout the COVID lockdown. For more on Kiki, visit: www.kikiebsen.com

What people are saying about Kiki Ebsen:

“A world-class songwriter- performer…with a polished vocal style and songs of substance.” ---Steve Wagner ~ American Songwriter

“From her slinky, earthy style to her rich sense of melody and beautiful voice, this album is full of gems and treasures that I will enjoy forever.” ~~ Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips)

“Scarecrow Sessions showcases her classically-trained voice imbued in its warm, elegant, and inspirational performances.” ~~Hill Rag

“I have followed Kiki since her debut…and she is well worth the attention. With her well-crafted and personal songwriter “pop” somewhere between Carole King, Charlotte Martin, and Norah Jones, she got herself a place in my heart.” ~~Pär Winberg, Melodic.Net

“’Fill Me Up’ is a new album from my brilliant friend Kiki Ebsen, who delivers a wonderful sonic landscape in the best traditions of classic songwriting and production.” ~~Christopher Cross

“Purely terrific” — Myrna Daniels ~ L. A. Jazz Scene

We're back! This is more than a just a tribute to Joni Mitchell, Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project offers up creative and skillful arrangements of Joni's extraordinary catalog. Kiki and her all-star band explore an array of material spanning four decades infusing their own musical talents while honoring the essence of each song. Their set includes the essential songs of Joni Mitchell (Both Sides Now, Free Man in Paris, Case of You) as well as the deeper tracks (Sex Kills, Black Crow, Two Grey Rooms). Kiki delivers beautiful renditions on both piano and guitar, from early years of "River " and "Chelsea Morning" to high energy band tunes like "Raised on Robbery" and "Woodstock". This band covers it all.

Kiki Ebsen - lead vocals, piano, guitar Grant Geissman - guitar, bg vocals Terry Wollman - guitar, bg vocals Bernie Dresel - drums Steven Lawrence - bass

“Kiki Ebsen is extraordinary... ” — Susan Hartnett Davis ~ Director of Special Events - Laguna Festival of Arts

“If you’re a Joni Mitchell fan, you will become a Kiki Ebsen fan as she faithfully performs a variety of Joni’s songs in a wonderful show... ” — Stephen Bishop ~ Grammy winning recording artist

www.jonimitchelltribute.com

My Buddy

Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428

Kiki Ebsen recently performed as part of a Joni Mitchell Tribute last November. She returns to The Cambria Center for the Arts with June 2023 marks a four week residency of "My Buddy" an exciting new cabaret-style jazz show featuring singer, pianist and storyteller Kiki Ebsen. Backed by a seasoned jazz trio, the show will feature standards from the Great American Songbook. Recorded originally on her critically acclaimed, "Scarecrow Sessions" released on Father's Day 2014, each song sparks a different part of her father's life and career. Augmented by family pictures and nostalgic video clips, this light hearted show is a look back at an American icon that brought so many smiles to people's faces. Family friendly. No age limit.

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