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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."


Cheryl Kreindler

Cheryl Kreindler is a senior vice president and strategic environmental consultant at WSP USA Inc. with more than 30-years of experience. She is honored to serve on Jazz Vivace’s Board and help keep jazz alive in Cincinnati.

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