Del Sol Band
Del Sol plays beautiful music beautifully. That's the Marin jazz ensemble's motto, and it's true. But beautiful can sometimes be boring. Luckily for jazz lovers, these musicians are anything but.
Vocalist Charity Goodin-Sanen of Novato, a former rock band & Yugoslavian Folk singer front woman turned scintillating Jazz Singer; keyboardist Doug Morton, another Novato resident who also plays trumpet in the Santa Rosa Symphony; bassist Rob Fordyce of San Rafael and drummer Brad McKeague of Fairfax.
Formed in 2012, the band has recently added French jazz guitarist Jean-Michel Hure and Ecuadorian Percussionist Luis Carbo. They have been making the rounds of jazz-friendly venues like the No Name bar and Seahorse in Sausalito, and the Fenix and Panama Hotel in San Rafael as well as larger auditoriums at Berger Hall in Oakmont and performing for the Alexsander Valley Winery.
Performing Latin jazz and bossa nova-flavored songs including tunes by Dizzy Gillespie, Antonio Carlos Jobim,Chick Corea and Bud Powell, then bringing the hip jazz standard song made famous by Ella Fitzgerald in 1957, Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke and Johnny Mercer with a languid arrangement followed by R&B standards like Bill Withers'. Del Sol is consistently creative, inventive and often surprising.
The connection made between the musicians and the audience take the music beyond what is was before in every performance.