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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John Santos Sextet

John Santos Sextet

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

Sunday July 18 | 7:30 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $28 general | $16 students | TAKE 5!

Inside Jazz: The Legacy of Latin Jazz
Speaker: John Santos, 6:30 pm (free with concert ticket)

Tickets Now On Sale

The Bay Area is known worldwide for the fertility and creativity of its Latin Jazz scene. John Santos has been among the vanguard of this vibrant community for more than 20 years, and is recognized as one of the world's leading proponents and practitioners of Afro-Latin jazz.

His resume calls him a percussionist, historian, producer, composer, writer, vocalist, lecturer, and instructor - but even that doesn't tell the whole story. He is also a tireless advocate for Afro-Latin music and musicians and a committed activist for peace, social justice, and cultural understanding. His multifaceted talents and dedication to the music make him a true "Latin music Renaissance man" (San Francisco Chronicle).

A prolific recording artist with an amazingly high standard of quality, Santos received his fifth Grammy nomination in 2009 for La Guerra No (No to War), with El Coro Folklorico Kindembo. In 2007, Santos received a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship. The John Santos Sextet, featuring some of the Bay Area's finest musicians, blends the musical traditions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Afro-Caribbean diaspora with cutting-edge jazz improvisation for a sound that is as rewarding to the ear as it is irresistible to the body.


John Santos Quintet – "Ritmatico"

John Santos Quintet – "Dos Esquinas"

John Santos Quintet – "Israel Y Aristedes"


John Santos Sextet performing at a fundraising event for the Eastside Center in Oakland, CA

John Santos playing tumbadoras at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Supported in part by an anonymous donor.


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