News from Around Banderas Bay | January 2009
|Jazz Jam Session at Vallarta Yacht Club|
Since December, Jazz music fans have been treated to monthly Jam sessions by renowned Jazz Keyboardist and composer, Tom Coster and Friends at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta.
|Tom Coster (C) and friends will be playing at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta on February 16, 2009. (VirtualVallarta.com)|
A member of the Vallarta Yacht Club, Coster played with Carlos Santana in the 70's and 80's and currently is an 18 year member of the jazz group "Vital Information" led by former Journey drummer Steve Smith. Tom just returned from a tour of Japan, playing with drummer Billy Cobham (Miles Davis) and drummer Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa.)
On January 19th, over 150 guests enjoyed the second of the three Jam sessions at the Vallarta Yacht Club (the first was on December 22nd,) featuring Tom on the keyboards, Lazaro Poey on drums from Cuba and Marcos Milagres on electric bass from Brazil.
Though each of these monthly session are core driven by Tom & his Friends, each Jam is special, with local and visiting guest musicians joining in. Attendees rave about the great music performed by Tom, Lazaro and Marcos - and the fantastic food prepared by Chef Israel.
The next session will be held at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta on Monday, February 16th with the first dinner set starting at 6:30 pm, followed by the second and third sets at 7:45 and 9 pm respectively.
This event is open to the public with seating priority given to dinner guest on a first reservation received basis - so make your reservations for the February 16th session now by calling the club at (322) 297-2222 or by sending an email to info(at)vallartayachtclub.org.
Tickets are $250 pesos per person with all proceeds going to the Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. For more information please contact VYC Chairman of Public Relations Alicia Ramirez Lorence at 044-322-135-9172 or amigosurfmexico(at)yahoo.com.
About Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC)
VYC is a nonprofit, members owned club, who's mission is to serve the boating community of Banderas Bay. It's objectives are social, promotion of nautical sports on the bay and the support of local community charities and environmental projects. It is best known for it's Junior Sailing Program, which teach young people nautical and marine skills.