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September 2017

Vince Guaraldi Tribute with Larry Vuckovich!

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Throckmorton Theatre,
142 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94942 United States
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Vince Guaraldi Tribute led by jazz master Larry Vuckovich!

Always a ton of fun.

Larry Vuckovich – piano,
Jeff Chambers – bass
Jeff Massanari – guitar
Akira Tana – drums
John Santos – percussion

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John Santos group opening for BERNIE SANDERS!

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens,
Mission St at Third
SF, CA United States
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John Santos group opening for BERNIE SANDERS!
at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco – FREE!!!

Destani Wolf – vocals
Rico Pabón – spoken word
Saul Sierra – bass
Marco Diaz – keyboard
Pedro Pastrana – cuatro
David Flores – drums
john Santos – percussion

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Trio Colibrí

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapel of the Chimes,
4499 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA United States
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Trio Colibri is comprised of John Santos, Jose Roberto Hernandez, and Manuel Constancio, three stalwart Bay Area musicians drawn together by a common passion for the lyrical and poetic music of Latin America. Using guitars, Afro-Latin percussion, and beautiful vocal arrangements, they transport audiences to other countries, realms, and eras – always with an element of originality – while honoring

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The John Santos Sextet with special guest Destani Wolf

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Green Music Center,
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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We’ll be opening for the Tribute to Pete Escovedo which will feature Pete’s fabulous band with Sheila E and the rest of his talented crew. The venue, Green Music Center, is one of the most beautiful in the area! And DESTANI WOLF is a force of nature!!!

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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.
Thank you for helping spread the word.

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
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
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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