Novato - Come enjoy the great American art form of jazz with some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians at your local Copperfield’s. We’re partnering with the nonprofit Jazz in the Neighborhood for a free concert series at our book stores. Renowned jazz musicians share the stage with aspiring young players from local schools, in accordance with the jazz tradition of “learning on the bandstand.” At all their shows, Jazz in the Neighborhood guarantees their performers fair compensation and you may make a contribution if you choose.
Hailed for their spirited performances and fascinating fusion of jazz with Latin and folk rhythms, the VNote Ensemble gives voice to the hidden treasure that is Venezuelan music as they explores its connection to North American jazz. Blending the infectious rhythms of joropo, swing, gaita, soul, be-bop, and calypso (among many others), the VNote Ensemble defiantly ignores musical boundaries. Exquisite arrangements and unique compositions, colors, and rhythms blend together to create a truly unique sound. The VNote Ensemble features Jackeline Rago (Venezuelan Cuatro, Bandola), Donna Viscuso (Flute), Michaelle Goerlitz (Percussion), and Dan Feiszli (Bass).