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October 2019

Puerto Rico Del Alma!

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States

A moving concert focusing on rhythms, styles and musicians from Puerto Rico. Despite its troubled colonial history, the tiny island has maintained its profound musical identity and has continually affected music in the US over the last 100 years. Latin music renaissance man John Santos and his longstanding Sextet will host an amazing crew of stellar guest stars from the

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El Sur También Existe, Musical Dreams

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

A joyful evening of roots music from the tip of the South America to the Rio Grande, with three groups of distinctive styles: The Afro-Caribbean Sabor of Trio Colibrí with José Roberto Hernandez, Manuel Constancio and John Santos, Osvaldo Torres & Silvia Balducci’s Andean whispers and Marci Manriquez’ experimental ballads and Latin American music. We will be joined by Luis

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Larry Vuckovich’s All-Star Latin Jazz Trio!

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave
Mountain View, CA United States

The OGs, baby once again!
The inimitable Jeff Chambers on bass.
Yours truly on percussion.
Serbian/San Francisco Jazz Pioneer for over 60 years, Larry Vuckovich!!!!
The 165 years of musical experience alone guarantees a monster show of respect for the jazz canon!!!
We know each other well and love to stretch it out!
Come join us, have some fun and

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Erik Jekabson Sextet

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Sound Room, 2147 Broadway
Oakland, CA United States

ALWAYS top flight musicians, musicianship, composing and arranging by Bay Area Treasure, Erik Jekabson. His pianoless Sextet is unique, funky and mysterious. We all look forward to Erik’s concerts every time! The intimate Sound Room is one of the Area’s absolute best places to actually listen and see the music – intimate and respectful.

Erik Jekabson – trumpet, composer, arranger,

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September 2019

JS Sextet at Yoshi’s!

September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, 94607 United States

Excited to be returning to one of the world’s premiere Jazz spots right here in Oakland with my stellar Sextet plus fabulous special guest vocalists Kenny Washington and Tammi Brown! One for the history books! Can’t wait!
Marco Diaz – piano
Dr.John Calloway – flute
Saul Sierra – bass
Charlie Gurke – saxes
David Flores – drums
John Santos –

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Timba Roots: La Rumba y el Son

September 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Timba Roots: La Rumba y el Son

An unforgettable concert illuminating the origins of the Cuban style of dance music known as Timba. The concert will feature the internationally renowned local ensemble, The John Santos Sextet with an exquisite line up of multi-generational special guest vocalists including pioneering Cuban octagenarian vocalist/percussionist José de la Caridad Hernandez “Perico” making a rare

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The John Santos Sextet in Palo Alto, CA

September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, 94303 United States

We’ll be making a rare Palo Alto appearance and our first time at the Mitchell Park Community Center! Our old colleague, Saxophonist Melecio Magdaluyo will be rejoining us for this special event! Plus, a surprise or two . . .
Jazz Latino as we like to say! See you there!

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August 2019

Larry Vuckovich’s All-Star Latin Jazz Trio

August 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
JB Piano, 540 Irwin St.
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States

The OGs, baby!
The inimitable Jeff Chambers on bass.
Yours truly on percussion.
Serbian/San Francisco Jazz Pioneer for over 60 years, Larry Vuckovich!!!!
We ALWAYS have a blast with this group!
Come join us, have some fun and listen to some serious playing at the same time!
See you there!

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July 2019

Lafayette Summer Music Workshop

July 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

I’ve been teaching at the Lafayette Summer Music Workshop for about 15 years now. It is an intense, fun week of learning for middle and High School students of all levels. Founder/director Bob Athayde, along with his family, has done a stupendous job in organizing and developing the program, HIGHLY recommended!!!
Check out the faculty:
Woodwinds: Rick Condit, Guido Fazio,

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Erik Jekabson at Fillmore Jazz

July 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Fillmore Jazz Festival, Fillmore St.
SF, CA United States

One of San Francisco’s most enjoyable street parties! Erik’s group always comes inspired by his creativity as a composer. Nothing but Jazz through a multi-colored lens.

Erik Jekabson – trumpet, leader
Dave Ellis – saxophones
Dave Macnab – guitar
John Wiitala – bass
David Flores – drums
John Santos – percussion

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