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September 2019

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 Find out more »

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! Find out more »

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! Find out more »

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, Find out more »

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 Find out more »

June 2019


June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
32 years and counting, I’ve been teaching at Jazz Camp! There are no words to describe just how wonderful, miraculous, healing, joyous, profound, nourishing, unforgettable and simply fabulous it really is! A magical, parallel universe in the beautiful redwood forest between SF Bay and the Pacific Ocean (La Honda)!! You simply must experience it! I Look forward to it every Find out more »

Bobi Céspedes at SFJAZZ!

June 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SF Jazz Center, 201 Franklin Street
san francisco, United States
Bobi is a force of nature – Sirene, divine, eternal, earth mama. Always an honor to share the stage with her and her solid group made up of many of my long-time colleagues! Jose Roberto Hernandez – guitar, coro Lichi Fuentes – coro, percussion Marco Díaz – piano, trumpet, musical director Saul Sierra – bass Julio Pérez – timbales Carlos Find out more »

JS Quintet with special guests Faye Carol & Jamie Davis at the Bach!

June 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, CA United States
The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society has steadily brought world class Jazz classical music to their gorgeous Half Moon Bay beachfront venue since 1964!!! It is always quite memorable and a high honor to return. This will be one for the history books with our two legendary guest vocalists: The dynamic Miss Faye Carol and the inimitable Jamie Davis! And Find out more »

May 2019

Trio Colibrí at the CJC!

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rendon Hall/Cal.Jazz Conservatory, 2040 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Trio Colibrí is: José Roberto Hernandez – voz y guitarra Manuel Constancio – voz y guitarra John Santos – percussion José & Manuel have been working closely together for some 15 years and are stellar interpreters of countless songs, genres and rhythms from all over the Americas. We will bring a wide palette of music & rhythms from all over Find out more »

Malcolm X Jazz Festival, Oakland

May 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
This is the 19th annual Malcolm X Jazz Festival conceived and produced by the EastSide Cultural Center, one of Oakland’s most vital and dynamic cultural institutions. Here’s the tentative line up: Noon – Betty Gadling Music and Fine Arts Academy – Allen Temple Baptist Church 2pm – Sol Development 4pm – John Santos Quartet, featuring Bobi Céspedes and special guest Find out more »
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