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Oaktown Jazz Benefit with The John Santos Quintet

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Living legend, Cuban percussionist extraordinaire Orestes Vilató will join us for this concert at Oaktown Jazz, the oldest organization in the Bay Area teaching Jazz to kids! Oaktown Jazz (founded in 1994) holds a special place in my heart, as founder Khalil Shaheed (1949-2012) was an old and very close friend of mine and my son, Joao, is now playing piano in one of their youth ensembles. Current director Ravi Abcarian and the entire faculty do a stellar job of not only keeping the doors open against all odds, but doing to with much love and vision. Thank you for supporting this incredible and urgent institution.
Orestes Vilató – timbales, bongos
Saul Sierra – bass
Marco Diaz – piano, trumpet
Dr. John Calloway – flute
John Santos – percussion


October 6, 2018
8:00 pm
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Oaktown Jazz
55 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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(510) 649-1785