- 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.
Also playing with these exceptional artists, introducing the 2018 Festival Youth Discovery, Yami Schwartz, 16, of Israel and Palo Alto.
All are virtuoso international musicians from Northern California, says Whale and Jazz concert organizer Fred Adler.
Below left, renowned drummer Leon Joyce; right, pianist Greg Hester at Gualala Arts Center.
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.
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.