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November 2018

The Many Moods of Jazz Latino – JS Sextet with special guests Kenny Washington & Jose Roberto Hernandez

November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, 94607 United States
We’re always honored to return to Yoshi’s world class jazz spot for this special concert with some of the Bay’s finest on every instrument and some surprises to boot! Featuring the extraordinary vocal talents of Mr. Kenny Washington and el Señor Jose Roberto Hernandez! I’ve played at Yoshi’s every year since they were down on Claremont in Berkeley – that’s Find out more »

AFRO-LATINACION: Rhythm & The Word

November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd
Oakland, 94606 United States
This is an ultra-special concert we’ve been preparing for a long time! I’ve assembled an awesome cast of multi-generational artists, old and new friends in collaboration to present a unique and very Oakland concert of resistance, love and inspiration! This will be an unforgettable event and taking place at our heroic East Oakland venue of venues, the Eastside Cultural Center! Find out more »

October 2018

Erik Jekabson at SFJAZZ

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
SF Jazz Center, 201 Franklin Street
san francisco, United States
Once again joining Erik’s monster band in the super-hip, wildly intimate setting of the Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ – two sets: 8:30 & 10:3o. Erik Jekabson – trumpet Dave Ellis – saxophones Jeff Massanari – guitar John Wiitala – bass David Flores – drums John Santos – percussion Find out more »

Erik Jekabson at Jazz at Peace

October 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace Lutheran Church, 3201 Camino Tassajara
Danville, CA 94506 United States
Jazz at Peace is a wonderful tradition that takes place in the Sanctuary of the Church that has been ongoing for 13 years! I’ll be a guest with Bay Area stalwart Erik Jekabson again at Peace Lutheran Church in Danville. Always a special event! FREE! donations accepted. Find out more »

Oaktown Jazz Benefit with The John Santos Quintet

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Oaktown Jazz, 55 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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 Find out more »

September 2018

Erik Jekabson at The Sound Room

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Sound Room, 2147 Broadway
Oakland, CA United States
I once again have the honor to be a guest with prolific composer/arranger & trumpet player extraodinaire, Erik Jekabson and his Quartet in the wonderful intimacy of the Sound room in Oakland. Looking forward . . . Erik Jekabson – trumpet Dave Ellis – saxophones Jeff Massanari – guitar John Wiitala – bass David Flores – drums John Santos – Find out more »

Erik Jekabson at Cafe Stritch in San Jose

September 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Cafe Stritch, 374 S 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
I once again have the honor to be a guest with prolific composer/arranger & trumpet player extraodinaire, Erik Jekabson and his Quartet. It will be my first time in the Cafe Stritch. Find out more »

JS Quintet with special guests at Monterey Jazz Festival

September 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, United States
Dr. John Calloway – flute Marco Diaz – piano Saul Sierra – bass David Flores – drums John Santos – percussion special guest vocalists: Kenny Washington Destani Wolf This is going to be SO much fun for us. Kenny and Destani ALWAYS raise the level and to have them BOTH is a dream come true! Find out more »
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Jazz Latino with The John Santos Quartet at the CJC in Berkeley

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rendon Hall/Cal.Jazz Conservatory, 2040 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Marco Diaz – piano, trumpet Saul Sierra – bass David Flores – drums john Santos – percussion Find out more »

July 2017

The John Santos Sextet at Rhythmix in Alameda

July 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
Always a joy to return to the Bay Area cultural institution that is Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda. Thank you for helping spread the word. Island Arts Concert Comes to Alameda. Seven-time GRAMMY-nominated percussionist John Santos and his namesake sextet return to Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda for an enchanting summer evening of Afro-Latin-inspired music, song and culture. As one Find out more »
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