|Tom Coster Concert at Vallarta Yacht Club|
Mary Mack - PVNN
January 22, 2010
American keyboardist and composer Tom Coster will be performing at the Vallarta Yacht Club on February 22, March 29 and April 19, 2010.
|Excerpts from the Tom Coster Jam at the Vallarta Yacht Club in December 2009. (Bill Finkelstein)|
Dinner at 6 pm, Concert at 7 pm
VYC Members: $375 Pesos
Non-Members: $500 Pesos
Contact the Vallarta Yacht Club at (322) 297-2222 or info(at)vallartayachtclub.org for more information and reservations.
Tom's first concert this season in December was a huge hit. The enthusiastic crowd loved the music and the interaction between the musicians and the audience. It was obvious that they were having a great time and enjoyed the audience's response. We all enjoyed the three sets and the additional guest appearances of some of our talented local singers and musicians.
Tom told us that he was inspired by the people of Nuevo Vallarta. He truly enjoyed performing at the Yacht Club last year and had many people request a CD of the band.
Last summer he came down between tours and recorded Suave in Vallarta at a friend's studio. The project involves the same musicians he performed with at the Vallarta Yacht Club. Marcos Milagres on bass and Lazaro Poey on drums & percussion.
Tom told us: My goal was to capture the feeling of a "live performance" with the same energy and passion we play with at the club. I am also singing on a tune I composed for the Yacht Club called "The Yacht Club Blues." It's my first time singing on a recording. All the tunes are originals along with a unique arrangement of Europa composition written by Carlos Santana and myself. The music is 'fusion' which is a combination of Jazz, Rock, Latin and Funk. This is the music I love to play because it is a musical adventure every time we play. We can be creative without any musical boundaries." CDs will be available during the concert at the Club.
About Tom Coster:
Tom Coster is an American keyboardist and composer. Detroit-born and San Francisco-raised, Coster played piano and accordion as a youth, continuing his studies through college and a productive five-year stint as a musician in the U.S. Air Force Band.
Coster has played with and/or composed for many groups and musicians including The Loading Zone, Gábor Szabó, Carlos Santana, Billy Cobham, Third Eye Blind, Coryell/Coster/Smith, Claudio Baglioni, Stu Hamm, Boz Scaggs, Zucchero and Bobby Holiday, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, and Vital Information. Coster also produced several solo contemporary jazz and fusion jazz recordings as a leader for Fantasy, Headfirst, and JVC.
Some of Coster's best known compositions include "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)", "Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)" and "Dance, Sister, Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" performed by Santana, and "The Perfect Date" performed by Vital Information.
About the Vallarta Yacht Club:
The Vallarta Yacht Club is a non-profit, member-owned, private club with social, nautical and community objectives. It has over 500 members and is located in Nuevo Vallarta in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit adjacent to Paradise Village Marina. The club is in its 6th year and is the fastest growing yacht club in Mexico. In addition to the Regatta de Revolution, other signature events include the WesMex Regatta, the Banderas Bay Regatta, the San Diego / Vallarta Yacht Club Races, the Great Chili Cook off, the Vallarta Art and Wine Festival, the Jamm'n with Tom Coster Jazz Nights, and much more. Other significant events included hosting the 2007 J24 Worlds Championship and the Optimist North American Championship (OPTINAM 2997). For more information about the club and upcoming events, go to VallartaYachtClub.org.