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


“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

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.

Ticket go on sale soon!

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