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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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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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October 2016
$10 - $30

The Sacred Roots of Latin Jazz

October 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Oakland,
2619 Broadway (at 27th St.)
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The EastSide Arts Alliance and the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
are proud to present sacred music in a sacred space . . .
 
The Sacred Roots of Latin Jazz
A musical excursion of ritual, sacred tradition, homage and improvisation!
featuring
The John Santos Sextet
Melecio Magdaluyo – saxes, clarinet
Dr. John Calloway – flute, piano
Saul Sierra – bass
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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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