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October 2017

Music & Virtuosity

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Albert Elkus Room,
125 Morrison Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA United States
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A conversation on Music & Virtuosity.
I have the great honor of participating in this unique event at the Townsend Center for the Humanities on the UC Berkeley Campus! The conversation includes Grammy winner violist Kim Kashkashian, Rome and Berlin prize winner Associate Professor of Music Ken Ueno and me – moderated by legendary author and NY Times Jazz critic

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Mezcla direct from Cuba!!!

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Brava Theater,
2781 24th St
SF, CA 94110 United States
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Mezcla, directed by Pablo Menendez direct from Cuba!!!

i have the honor of participating in this landmark concert with one of Cuba’s most important bands, celebrating the documentary film “So Near, so Far” about Pablo’s work.

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John Santos Special Sextet at Oaktoberfest!

October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
MacArthur Blvd at Fruitvale,
MacArthur Blvd at Fruitvale
Oakland, CA United States
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John Santos Special Sextet at Oaktoberfest!
Free street festival on MacArthur Blvd at Fruitvale in Oakland!

With living legend Orestes Vilató – percussion
Jose Roberto Hernandez – vocals, guitar
Dr. John Calloway – flute
Marco Diaz – piano, trumpet
Saul Sierra – bass
John Santos – percussion

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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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