www.MichellePollace.com. Michelle is a performing Latin jazz musician/composer and music-book author based in the San Francisco Bay Area....
www.MichellePollace.com. Michelle is a performing Latin jazz musician/composer and music-book author based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through her original compositions and arrangements of standards, Michelle honors the roots of jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music while adding a new voice. Her latest CD, "New Beginning" (April 2013), has garnered favorable press and airplay on around 200 satellite, public, and college radio stations, plus made the "most added releases" list in JazzWeek. Her band's performances for the San Jose Jazz Society have been well received, and she regularly plays throughout the SF Bay Area. Michelle particularly draws inspiration from the small, piano-centric combos of Michel Camilo, Hilton Ruiz, and McCoy Tyner. Michelle previously co-led Zarate Pollace Project with guitarist Abel Zarate (who also wrote hit songs for Malo and Willie Bobo). Among others she has also played with Lou Harrison's Gamelan and original Santana member Chepito Areas.