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May 2019

Trio Colibrí at the CJC!

May 24 @ 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

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Malcolm X Jazz Festival, Oakland

May 18 @ 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

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April 2019

JS Quartet at Oaktown

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Oaktown Jazz, 55 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607 United States

The John Santos Quartet at Oaktown Jazz!
Roots, Jazz, Cuba, Puerto Rico, México and more.
Marco Díaz – piano
Saul Sierra – bass
David Flores – drums
John Santos – percussion

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Omara Portuondo at the Freight!

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

So excited to have the Queen grace my Raices curated series at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.
El Último Beso – her last tour. With the incredible Roberto Fonseca Trio accompanying!! Don’t even THINK about missing this.

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Erik Jekabson at the Sound Room in Oakland!

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Sound Room, 2147 Broadway
Oakland, CA United States

SO looking forward to these upcoming hits with local treasure, virtuoso trumpeter/composer/arranger Erik Jekabson and his slammin’band! And the Sound Room is among the greatest places to play for its intimacy and crystal clear sound!

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

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March 2019

Larry Vuckovich in Calistoga!

March 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tucker Farm Center, Calistoga, CA, Calistoga, CA United States

Old school fun and flavor with:
Larry Vuckovich – piano, leader
Jeff Chambers – bass
Charity Goodin – vocals
John Santos – percussion

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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