The Wells Fargo Jazz series (previously known as the Wachovia Jazz Series) has a strong reputation for booking and presenting unusual acts from around the globe. Often, the international roster features a wild variety of “world music” over traditional American-style jazz. González and Vita bring a jazzy blend of South American folk music, tango, fusion, and pop. González’s unusual technique is stunning. He plays an electric bass like a classic guitar half of the time. Vita’s convincingly passionate style complements González’s flourishes.
Back in March, after the Wells Fargo Jazz Series announced the official lineup, a friend in town inaccurately described González and Vita as “the Captain and Tennille of South America.” They’re more like the Joni Mitchell and Jaco Pastorius of South America.
Read more about Willy and Micaela here. Check out this clip for their song “Chacarera De Las Piedras” from their recent album Duplo.