The Sultans of Swing It’s the Saturday before Halloween at the James Joyce Pub in Santa Barbara, and in the long narrow room with the
Fred Nadis is a writer and musician. His most recent book is The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Adventures. He has performed as a clarinetist with the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Middle Eastern Ensemble, and leads his own band, Kalinka, that performs a mix of klezmer, Balkan music, and jazz. He has sat in with Ulysses Jasz ten times and has the hand-lettered set-lists to prove it.