John Santos Sextet
Dr. John Calloway, flute; Melecio Magdaluyo, saxophone;
Marco Diaz, piano; Saul Sierra, bass; David Flores, drums; John Santos,
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)
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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
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"
Santos Sextet performing at a fundraising event for the Eastside Center in Oakland, CA
playing tumbadoras at the Monterey Jazz Festival
Supported in part by an anonymous donor.