Live at OPC! – Key Elements Latin Jazz Ensemble
Live at OPC! – Celebrating Women’s History Month – Latin & Brazilian Jazz quintet
Oakland Public Conservatory of Music & Jazz in the Neighborhood present Live at OPC! featuring a host of musicians from the Bay Area & Beyond, live online
Join us Thursday, March 18 at 7 pm (PDT) as we celebrate Women’s History Month with Key Elements Latin Jazz Ensemble
Key Elements Latin Jazz Ensemble is a San Francisco Bay Area Latin & Brazilian Jazz quintet created in 2017 by veteran Latin Jazz Pianist/Composer, Patricia Thumas. Patricia has been an active member of the San Francisco Bay Area Latin music scene since the beginning of her extensive career in the seventies with Ritmo 74, opening shows for the NY-based Fania Records Allstars. For nearly five decades, she has performed throughout the Bay Area with some of its finest musicians in top venues of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.
Key Elements has a unique sound blending their knowledge and tremendous respect for Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms that create an exotic, earthy feel that will wiggle your toes and soothe your soul!
The ensemble’s mission is to create music that heals humanity and brings Joy, Happiness, and Peace to all the world!
The Key Elements crew consists of:
Patricia Thumas | Musical Director Piano/Keyboards, Composer
Robin Nzinga Smith | Woodwinds, Chekere
Sue “Suki” Kaye | Congas & Percussion
Michaelle Goerlitz | Trap Drums, Percussion
Colin O’Leary | Bass/ Audio Tech Coord