Recording Session Photos

Recording the video to present "Alone Together," the work created in 2023 with support of San Jose Jazz via the Jazz Fund composer's grant. Clockwise from front-left: Jimmy Biala, Ron Sotelo, Sam Sotelo, Michelle Pollace.

Willie Garza (percussion) and Sam Sotelo (drums) discussing a chart during recording of "A Latin Jazz Christmas."

Ron Sotelo during recording of "A Latin Jazz Christmas."

Sam Sotelo during recording of "A Latin Jazz Christmas."

Two Bassists: Doug Pohorski and Ron Sotelo during "A Latin Jazz Christmas"; Doug engineered this session but is also a great jazz bassist!

Willie Garza during recording of "A Latin Jazz Christmas."

Michelle Pollace during recording of "A Latin Jazz Christmas."

Michelle Pollace during recording of "New Beginning," at the awesome but now-defunct Trilogy Studio, in SF, CA.

Michaelle Goerlitz (percussion), Phil Hawkins (drums), and Dave Belove (bass) during recording of "New Beginning." (right-click to view entire photo)

The "New Beginning" session crew, L-r: Rebeca Mauleon, Carlos Caro, Dave Belove, Michelle Pollace, Phil Hawkins, and Kristen Strom. Not pictured: Michaelle Goerlitz.

Rebeca Mauleon (co-producer), Carlos Caro (percussion), and Dave Belove during recording of "New Beginning."

An artful shot at Trilogy Studios during "New Beginning" sessions. L-R: Dave Belove, Phil Hawkins, Michaelle Goerlitz.