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March 2017

VCU Big Band with special guests John Santos and Rei Alvarez

March 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - March 28, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
VCU, VA United States

I have the honor of conducting a residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA thanks to Jazz director Antonio Garcia. I’ll be giving lectures and workshops and rehearsing. They have taken four of my compositions (Modupue, Perseverance, Mi Plena de Libertad, and La Juventud) and adapted them for big band! Rei Alvarez, the cantante Boricua from Bio Ritmo is

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October 2016

$10 – $30

The Sacred Roots of Latin Jazz

October 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, 2619 Broadway (at 27th St.)
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
The EastSide Arts Alliance and the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
are proud to present sacred music in a sacred space . . .
 
The Sacred Roots of Latin Jazz
A musical excursion of ritual, sacred tradition, homage and improvisation!
featuring
The John Santos Sextet
Melecio Magdaluyo – saxes, clarinet
Dr. John Calloway – flute, piano
Saul Sierra – bass
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September 2016

The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (6th of 6)

September 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD, 685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (5th of 6)

September 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD, 685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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August 2016

The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (4th of 6)

August 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD, 685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (3rd of 6)

August 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD, 685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (2nd of 6)

August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD, 685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the
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Legends of Afro-Cuban Percussion: Orestes Vilató, Jesus Diaz, Carlos Caro & John Santos!

August 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, 94607 United States
Don’t miss the fireworks when this alliance of percussion generals takes the stage with the John Santos Sextet!   2 shows – 8:00 to 9:15 and 10:00 to 11:15!
Legends of Afro-Cuban Percussion
Orestes Vilató,
Jesus Diaz,
Carlos Caro
&
John Santos
with
The John Santos Sextet:
Saul Sierra,
Marco Diaz,
Melecio Magdaluyo,
John Calloway &
David Flores
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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (1st of 6)

August 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoAD, 685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the

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July 2016

Free

July 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
National Mall, Main Stage, National Mall
Washington DC, United States

The John Santos Sextet with special guest Bobi Cespedes at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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