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July 2017

The John Santos Sextet at Rhythmix in Alameda

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Rhythmix Cultural Works,
2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Always a joy to return to the Bay Area cultural institution that is Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda.
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Island Arts Concert Comes to Alameda.
Seven-time GRAMMY-nominated percussionist John Santos and his namesake sextet return to Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda for an enchanting summer evening of Afro-Latin-inspired music, song and culture.

As one

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Erik Jekabson Quartet with special guest John Santos!

July 28 @ 8:00 pm
Piedmont Piano,
1728 SAN PABLO Ave. at 18th St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Erik Jekabson Quartet with special guest John Santos at Piedmont Piano in Oakland!

Master trumpet player, composer, educator Erik  Jekabson is a Bay Area treasure and one of the most creative and gifted musicians on the international Jazz scene. His wonderful group for this intimate concert will feature Grant Levin on piano, Tommy Folen on bass, David Flores on drums

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June 2017

John Santos Quartet with special guest Rico Pabón in Healdsburg

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Spoonbar,
219 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA United States
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This is a special dinner show with wordsmith extraordinaire, Rico Pabón, as part of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.
Rico Pabón – spoken word
John Santos – percussion
Marco Diaz – piano
David Flores – drums
Steve Senft-Herrera – bass

2 shows: 6:30 & 8:30
(seating 6:00 & 8:00)
reservations required

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May 2017

Oscar Lopez Rivera

May 31 @ 7:00 pm
St. John’s Presbyteriam Church,
2727 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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After 37 years incarcerated, Puerto Rican freedom fighter and political prisoner, Oscar Lopez Rivera was released by Obama and is coming to Berkeley as part of a fundraising tour to get him on his feet. In addition to Don Oscar, there will be appearances by Rico Pabón, John Santos,  Saul Sierra, Marco Diaz, Melecio Magdaluyo, Quenepas and others.

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Rumba with CHAN!!

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pier 23,
23 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA United States
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A free rumba with legendary rumbero Juan Campos Cárdenas AKA Chan direct from Havana! Chan is a living legend most know as a founding member of Yoruba Andabo, one of the most important cuban folklore groups in history! Chan will be joined by several of the Bay Area’s best rumberos.

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April 2017

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano with special guest John Santos at SFJAZZ!

April 21 @ 7:30 pm
Yoshi’s,
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, 94607 United States
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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano with special guest John Santos at SFJAZZ!

Cuban piano magician Omar Sosa is in residency for four night s at SFJAZZ. I have the honor of being featured the first two nights (April 20th & 21st). Don’t miss this triumphant return to the Bay Area!

Omar Sosa – piano                                                                                                                              Childo Tomas – bass                                                                                                                                                                   Leandro St. Hill

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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano with special guest John Santos at SFJAZZ!

April 20 @ 7:30 pm
Yoshi’s,
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, 94607 United States
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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano with special guest John Santos at SFJAZZ!

Cuban piano magician Omar Sosa is in residency for four night s at SFJAZZ. I have the honor of being featured the first two nights (April 20th & 21st). Don’t miss this triumphant return to the Bay Area!

Omar Sosa – piano                                                                                                                                                                        Childo Tomas – bass                                                                                                                                 Leandro St. Hill

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March 2017

Alex Conde, Jeff Chambers & John Santos at Yoshi’s!

March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Yoshi’s,
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, 94607 United States
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Alex Conde, Jeff Chambers & John Santos at world famous Yoshi’s jazz club in historic Jack London Square!

Flamenco Jazz a la Cubana at its finest with surprises!

Alex Conde is a virtuoso pianist, composer, arranger of the highest order – if you’ve seen and heard him, you know. If you haven’t, you’re in for an unforgettable evening!  Living legend

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The John Santos Sextet with special guests Kenny Washington and Anthony Blea

March 26 @ 4:30 pm - March 28 @ 7:00 pm
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society,
Half Moon Bay, CA United States
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The John Santos Sextet with special guests Kenny Washington and Anthony Blea return to the legendary Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay. This is the oldest Jazz presenter in the SF Bay Area! A sacred space for Jazz!  Just the dozens of incredible black and white photos hanging on the walls of some of the greats who

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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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