2010 Festival At A Glance
June 16   An Evening with Dick Hyman
June 25   A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo; plus Alegritude
June 26   A History of African Rhythms & Jazz
June 26   Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
June 27   Freddy Cole Quartet
July 2   The Music of Billy Strayhorn
July 3   Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel & Friends
July 3   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
July 9   Fred Hersch: Jobim and More
July 10   Early Bird Latin Jazz for Kids: John Santos Sextet
July 10   Tuck & Patti
July 11   Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song
July 16   Mose Allison Trio
July 17   Claudia Villela Band
July 18   John Santos Sextet
July 19   Khalil Shaheed & the Mo'Rockin Project
July 20   Gerald Clayton Trio
July 21   Kristen Strom Quintet
July 22   The Music of Dave Brubeck Presented by Victor Lin
July 24   Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath
July 25   Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Keb' Mo'
July 26   Dena DeRose Trio
July 27   Junior Mance Trio
July 28   100 Years of Django with Julian Lage, Victor Lin & Jorge Roeder
July 29   Visions: The Stevie Wonder Songbook
July 31   Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings
Aug 1   Dave Douglas Quintet Plus
Aug 2   George Cables Trio
Aug 3   Nicholas Payton with the Taylor Eigsti Trio
Aug 4   Joshua Redman Trio
Aug 6   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 7   Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
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Early Bird Latin Jazz For Kids: John Santos Sextet

Early Bird Latin Jazz For Kids: John Santos Sextet

Dr. John Calloway, flute; Melecio Magdaluyo, saxophone; Marco Diaz, piano; Saul Sierra, bass; David Flores, drums; John Santos, percussion

Saturday, July 10 | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
10 AM (Kids 5 and under) / 11 AM (Kids 6 and over)
Tickets: $5 advance purchase | $10 at the door | Kids under 18 free!
Ticket purchases are good for one or both shows.

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The appeal of the John Santos Sextet's music knows no age restrictions. Young and old alike can't help but respond to the exciting rhythms, traditional instruments, and joyous energy that Santos and his band bring to every performance.

In addition to being an acclaimed bandleader, five-time Grammy nominee, and master percussionist, Santos is a renowned expert on the history of Latin and Afro-Caribbean music and the winner of the 2008 "Best of the Bay" Latin Artist award from the East Bay Express. He is also a dedicated educator, devoted to enriching children's lives and strengthening communities through music. His knowledge is astounding, his enthusiasm is irresistible, and his comfortable rapport with audiences of all kinds makes him an ideal ambassador for Latin jazz.

In this special program for kids and families, he illuminates the music's rich, multicultural traditions and demonstrates an extended family of amazing percussion instruments. With its roots in Africa and the Caribbean and its cosmopolitan spirit, Latin jazz is a wonderful part of the Bay Area's musical heritage. The John Santos Sextet will have listeners of all ages dancing in the aisles, even as they learn!


John Santos Quintet – "Ritmatico"

John Santos Quintet – "Dos Esquinas"

John Santos Quintet – "Israel Y Aristedes"


John Santos - Feel It

John Santos Sextet & Friends Perform at Eastside Center

Supported in part by Alice Lee & Gregory Melchor.




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