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Donate to Filosofía Caribeña 3!

Click here to donate now https://www.gofundme.com/f/filosofia-caribena-a-new-project-by-john-santos

We have some exciting news to share! We’ve been given an incredible opportunity by the East Bay Community Foundation in the form of a $15,000 “matching” grant for Filosofía Caribeña 3! This is the same process that allowed us to produce Filosofía 1 & 2 in 2011 and 2013, respectively. We have five weeks to raise the “match” from our own donor base in order to access the grant. Thanks to our fiscal agent, the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, we’ve set up a GoFundMe sight to accomplish this goal. With your help, if we can pull this off, Filosofía 3 will be the most fabulous yet – a double CD of material recorded in basic form between 2013 and 2020!  Lack of funds have caused the recordings to remain incomplete. Raised funds will offset the studio costs of finishing the recordings (overdubs, edits), mixing, mastering, manufacturing CDs, graphic art, copyright registration, etc.  Filosofía 3 features my Sextet and a pile of AWESOME guests including several legends both living and deceased. Your generosity in any amount, and help with spreading the word are highly appreciated. To donate and for more info, please click on the link below. THANK YOU!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/filosofia-caribena-a-new-project-by-john-santos

Welcome to our new website!

SOOO excited about having this fabulous new website (Thank you Design Action Collective)!!! Hopefully, this will soon be the ONLY place to get our music (digital or hard copies). The idea is to get rid of all the fat middlemen (itunes, amazon, etc.) who insert themselves between you and us, doing NOTHING but eating up revenue from our humble sales. So we’re taking a page out of Prince’s book and disconnecting from them – HOORAY!!!  Of course it will only work with your help, so please let folks know about our new site and effort!

We are also super pumped about the upcoming shows, particularly Unusual Standards at SFJAZZ on Sunday, March 2nd featuring my Sextet with four AWESOME Bay Area vocal magicians: Faye Carol, Kenny Washington, Kellye Gray and Destani Wolf!  The last coople shows we did there sold out, so please get your tix early, as it’s going to be a memorable one!  Hope to see you there!

John