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New Acoustic Collective “Amor En Ritmo” Album Release Show, Live at Gamble Garden

New Acoustic Collective “Amor En Ritmo” Album Release Show, Live at Gamble Garden

Sunday, September 4, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
1431 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301


The New Acoustic Collective is excited to release their new album and 3rd record; “Amor en Ritmo”. They will be performing their Album Release Concert live at The Gamble Garden! The concert will feature two special guests from the official album recording: Professional Mandolinist Mike Mullins and Professional Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, and Producer Melissa Garay.

This concert will be performed outdoors on the beautiful Carriage House Patio, so please dress accordingly. Doors open at 3:30 PM. Performance time runs from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, with a 15-minute intermission.

Suitable for adults and teens. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beverage of choice and light snacks. Feel free to get up and dance to the bossa nova, samba, and other tunes around the periphery of the seating area !

Gamble Garden will follow Santa Clara County Guidelines in place at the time of the concert.

CD’s of “Amor en Ritmo” will be available for purchase. Please visit the merchandise table at intermission and after the show to take yours home with you tonight and take a special part of the Album Release concert with you!


$40 General Admission. Ticket sales will be limited allowing for an intimate setting.

Gamble Garden members enjoy a $5 discount! Members, enter promo code IRIS and select “Member Tickets” to receive your discount. Registration lists are checked with member lists. You may be asked to confirm your membership in a follow up email.



Amor en Ritmo” translates directly to “Love in Rhythm”; brings into focus the many influences that the Latin music canon has had on The NAC in this new album blending cha cha, bolero, samba, bossa nova tinged world music, SpaceGrass-Latin fusion, and beyond!

Inspired heavily by The David Grisman Quintet’s Latin tinged 1995 record; “Dawg A Nova”, The Tony Rice Unit & Wyatt Rice’s original SpaceGrass work, and deep love and appreciation for a variety of jazz styles, “Amor en Ritmo” brings a fresh and unique new spin on both contemporary original Latin music, SpaceGrass, jazz, world music, and more!

The special guest musicians on the official album “Amor en Ritmo” include Circus No. 9’s mandolinist, bandleader, and National Mandolin Champion; Thomas Cassell. David Grisman Quintet’s Bassist & Bassist of Jim & Nell Band; Jim Kerwin, Acoustic Oasis Recording Artist & Professional Mandolinist; Mike Mullins, & Professional Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, & Producer; Melissa Garay.

CD’s of “Amor en Ritmo” will be available for purchase at the concert. It is also available on all platforms for streaming, and digital download at The New Acoustic Collective’s Bandcamp: newacousticcollective.bandcamp.com/music


The concert at Gamble Garden will feature two special guests from the official album recording!

These special guests include Professional Mandolinist Mike Mullins. For more info on Mike, his recordings, bio, and upcoming concerts visit http://mikemullinsmusic.com

Our other special guest featured in the concert is an up and coming Bay Area triple threat talent and unique artist; Professional Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, and Producer; Melissa Garay. For more info on Melissa, her recordings, bio, and upcoming concerts visit melissagaray.com


The New Acoustic Collective features many of the top up-and-coming jazz, bluegrass, and classical musicians in the Bay Area, combining a variety of strings, brass, and now on special occasion; vocals to bring a modern and unique sound to the New Acoustic Music canon while forging their own territory and musical vision!

The New Acoustic Collective currently includes Jason Keiser (guitar/bandleader/primary composer), Rodrigo Ruiz (arco/pizzicato double bass), & Nathaniel Grohmann (cello/composer).

Learn more at newacousticcollective.com


“Dawg’s Cha Cha” feat. Jim Kerwin & Thomas Cassell

The New Acoustic Collective is more than a collective. Not only do these highly talented, tight-knit players use their considerable skills to pay homage to the timeless durability of Dawg and New Acoustic Music, they are advancing the genre’s boundaries with inspired, impeccably played compositions such as their newly released single; “Dawg’s Cha Cha”. Way to carry the torch forward guys! What will you do next?” — Mike Mullins; mandolinist, guitarist, composer, Acoustic Disc recording artist

“Black Orpheus” feat. Melissa Garay & Thomas Cassell

It sounds very good, fresh style and great playing of Jason and his band!!!” — Enrique Coria, Professional Guitarist, Former Guitarist & Member; David Grisman Quintet

An exquisite blend of Bolero, salsa, and flamenco complemented by outstanding musical performances on guitar, vocals, and trumpet. Jason and The New Acoustic Collective have really captured multiple styles of Latin music all rolled into one song!” — Jeff Lewis, Professional Jazz Trumpet Player , Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Trumpet and Director of Latin Jazz Ensemble, San Jose State University, Educator

Last week I listened to The New Acoustic Collective’s previous single like ten times in a row, so I was really excited to get my hands on their recording of Black Orpheus! Right out of the intro I was captivated. As I expected, there is masterful playing and vocals and a really great arrangement. Get a copy right away and put on some good headphones. You will love it!” — Nate Lee, Professional Mandolinist, Educator