The Main Event: “Historic Vibes Summit”

Whale and Jazz & Global Harmony present a 15th Anniversary Special Concert

with Bay Area virtuoso jazz vibists Roger Glenn, Tommy Kesecker and Yancie Taylor.

Saturday, April 7, 2018. Buffet dinner at 5 pm, guarantees early seating. Concert at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Coleman Hall

Concert $28 in advance, plus $5 day of. Dinner $25 in advance, plus $10 after March 30. Reservations required, tickets sold separately.

  • Three Bay Area virtuoso jazz vibists on one stage!
  • Featuring the Festival Youth Discovery, 16-year-old Yami Schwartz of Israel
  • A concert in loving memory of Peter Norville, nephew of legendary vibist, Red Norvo

Roger Glenn, vibes, and on saxophone, right.



The “Historic Vibes Summit”, the 2018 Whale and Jazz Festival Gualala Arts Main Event,  features jazz vibists Roger Glenn, Tommy Kessecker, and Yancie Taylor! Joining them are drummer Leon Joyce, pianist Greg Hester and bassist Pierre Archain, of France.

Also playing with these exceptional artists, introducing the 2018 Festival Youth Discovery, Yami Schwartz, 16, of Israel and Palo Alto.

Tommy Kesecker, vibes.

All are virtuoso international musicians from Northern California, says Whale and Jazz concert organizer Fred Adler.

Yancie Taylor, vibes.






Below left, renowned drummer Leon Joyce; right, pianist Greg Hester at Gualala Arts Center.


Leon Joyce, drums.
Greg Hester, piano.
Pierre Archain, bassist.








Enjoy a small plates light buffet before the concert. Menu includes teriyaki chicken and tofu, carrot and cabbage salad with poppyseed dressing, Poke of abalone and ahi, and sushi rolls made with salmon and avocado with unagi cucumber. Cabaret seating and a no-host bar. Dinner tickets guarantee early seating.

Introducing  the 2018 Festival Youth Discovery

Yami Forman Schwartz of Israel


Sixteen​-​year​ -old​ ​Yami​ ​Forman​ ​Schwartz,​ ​began​ ​playing​ ​music​ ​in​ ​his​ ​native​ ​Israel​ ​and​ ​was introduced​ ​to​ ​Jazz​ ​while​ ​attending​ ​the​ ​Charles​ ​E.​ ​Smith​ ​School​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Performing​ ​Arts​ ​in Jerusalem.​ ​Yami​ ​has​ ​participated​ ​and​ ​played​ ​in​ ​numerous​ ​workshops​ ​and​ ​jazz​ ​programs​ ​at Rimon​ ​Music​ ​School​ ​in​ ​Israel,​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Jazz​ ​Academy,​ ​Durham​ ​Jazz​ ​Workshop,​ ​North Carolina​ ​All​ ​State​ ​Band​ ​Intensive,​ ​Stanford​ ​Jazz​ ​Workshop​ ​and​ ​more.

New​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Bay​ ​area,​ ​Yami​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​San Francisco Jazz​ ​High​ ​School​ ​All​ ​Stars​ ​Big​ ​Band, and​ ​performs​ ​around​ ​the​ ​Bay​ ​Area​ ​and​ ​in​ ​San​ ​Francisco.

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Tickets are $28 advance, $5 more day of performance for the concert;
youth 7-17 admitted free with adult.

Dinner reservations required. $25 advance, $10 more after March 30.

For advance purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 1-800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.