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Formed in 1993, the Latin Grammy-nominated Quinteto has become one of the most important creative music ensembles of the West Coast. Performing Jovino’s original arrangements and compositions, its members excel in near-telepathic musical interactions, modern harmonic journeys, deep lyricism, and high-energy Brazilian grooves that never fail to excite audiences. The Quinteto has been chosen as Best Northwest Acoustic Ensemble of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Jovino Santos Neto - piano, flute and melodica, composer Chuck Deardorf - bass Mark Ivester - drums Jeff Busch - percussion Ben Thomas - vibraphone and bandoneon. http://www.jovisan.net/ Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central. $5-25 suggested Donation.
Smoocho Gusto is Lorree Gardener on bass and vocals and Steve Luceno on guitar and vocals. They have been active in the Olympia/Northwest music scene for 40 years. Their repertoire includes funky beats, swing, jazz, pop, instrumentals and Caribbean sounds, all performed with personalized twists and improvisational spirit!
Vince Brown has been performing and teaching acoustic music on guitar, tenor, 5-string banjo, and uke in a variety of styles for 30 years. You can enjoy his music every Wednesday at Swing Wine Bar & Cafe, home of the best crafted cocktail in Olympia!