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Meet the Board

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Vanessa Keeton

Vanessa is a software developer by profession, but her love for jazz comes from her background as a professional saxophonist and educator. Now, she contributes to the community both as the co-owner of Caffè Vivace and the president of Jazz Vivace.

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Brent Gallaher

Brent Gallaher is a respected saxophonist and jazz enthusiast in Cincinnati, Ohio, For the past several years has focused his passion for jazz towards nurturing Cincinnati's jazz community by founding and running a jazz-first listening venue, Caffè Vivace.


Al West

A retired chemistry teacher, jazz vocalist, writer, and founder of Ferrous Will Life Design and Fitness, Al West has transformed his passion for people development into his life's mission. 

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Sonya Foster

Sonya Foster is an Administrative Secretary at The University of Cincinnati. She is an avid jazz
fan and loves live music. She considers Caffe Vivace her "happy place."

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