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March 2017

VCU Big Band with special guests John Santos and Rei Alvarez

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - March 28 @ 9:00 pm
VCU,
VA United States
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I have the honor of conducting a residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA thanks to Jazz director Antonio Garcia. I’ll be giving lectures and workshops and rehearsing. They have taken four of my compositions (Modupue, Perseverance, Mi Plena de Libertad, and La Juventud) and adapted them for big band! Rei Alvarez, the cantante Boricua from Bio Ritmo is

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September 2016

The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (6th of 6)

September 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD,
685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (5th of 6)

September 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD,
685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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August 2016

The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (4th of 6)

August 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD,
685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (3rd of 6)

August 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD,
685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (2nd of 6)

August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD,
685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the
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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (1st of 6)

August 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD,
685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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February 2016

Book launch Party for ‘Brown is the New White’

February 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Impact Hub,
2323 Broadway Avenue
Oakland, CA United States
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Book launch Party for: Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority unveils how people of color and progressive whites add up to a new political majority. A book brimming with urgency and hope, Phillips exposes how far behind the curve Democrats are in investing in communities of color – while illuminating a

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