- 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
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. All will perform solo, as duos and ensemble, all on one stage! This will truly be an historic Vibes Summit spectacular jazz concert!
Also playing with these exceptional artists, introducing the 2018 Festival Youth Discovery, Yami Schwartz, 16, of Israel and Palo Alto.
Roger Glenn is the son of renowned and historic vibist/trombonist Tyree Glenn, who was prominent for years with both the Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong bands. Roger Glenn was featured this past year in San Juan Puerto Rico accompanying the legendary blues performer Taj Mahal. Yancie Taylor is a sensitive and swinging vibes master. Tommy Kesecker is a richly inventive four mallet wizard of the instrument.
The concert will include a unique tribute to the pinnacle and historic vibes masters, Lionel Hampton, Cal Tjader and Milt Jackson and is dedicated to the memory of Gualala’s Peter Norville, nephew of legendary vibist Red Norvo.
“This Vibes Summit is a dream concert for me to present. Sparks will fly on stage as these prominent musicians all inspire each other to reach new and greater heights. The sounds will be both joyful and vibrant; also poignant and sensitive. The 2018 Festival Youth Discovery, 16-year-old Yami Schwartz, will be a delight on guitar. The entire performance promises to be a memorable masterpiece,” said Fred Adler, Festival Music Coordinator.
Enjoy a small plates light buffet before the concert. Menu includes teriyaki chicken and tofu, carrot and cabbage salad with poppyseed dressing, salmon and avocado and unagi and cucumber sushi rolls. 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.
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 April 2.
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.