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A Bay Area resident since 1980, Michaelle Goerlitz has been exploring Latin and Brazilian rhythms/music ever since. She was a founder of the Blazing Redheads and Wild Mango, two long-term projects which showcased her versatile percussive skills. Among the list of performers she has played with: VNote Ensemble, Venezuelan Music Project, ‘Chelle & Friends, Wayne Wallace, Mark Levine, Tom McDermott, Tammy Hall, Paul McCandless, Holly Near, Anthony Brown, The Brazilian Jazz Project, Ojala, rhiannon, Yair Dalal, Barbara Higbie, Jami Sieber, Tuck & Patti, Jai Uttal and Samba Rio. In 2007 she was named a “rising star” in Downbeat Magazine.