As a lead in to Napa Valley’s Arts in April, Jessup Cellars welcomes back producer, music journalist, and author Heather Jacks for the opening of our 2016 TasteMaker Series. Author of The Noise Beneath the Apple, which won the 2013 Book of the Year ­– Performing Arts & Music, Jacks is now deep into producing her new multi-media book project Buskloose, showcasing a historical review of busking in the Bay Area.

Joining Jacks is musical artist, photographer, videographer, and ocean preservationist, Mike GibbonsTaking it to the Streets with Author Heather Jacks ­– Chapter II will go beyond the art of street performing and explore how artists are combining ancient forms of performance (busking) to utilizing hi-tech tools (shooting Go Pro videos) to reach their audience for success. Gibbons himself is a study in this paradigm.

Along with an intimate and interactive forum with Jacks and Gibbons, Jessup Cellars will bring the project to life by immersing guests in Gibbons’ live music and the screening Gibbons’ brilliant Go Pro music video Swells and Storms. Additionally, evening will open a month-long sneak-preview exhibit of the upcoming book’s photography shot by Gibbons and Benjamin Benoit. Benoit will also join the evening’s festivities. Of course, Jessup Cellars wines and light bites will be on this All Senses menu of artistic expression!

P.S. Buskers featured in the upcoming Buskloose release will be performing throughout the Taste of Yountville on Saturday, April 2nd.