Date(s) - 04/09/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Salvador Santana lives with a vast vocabulary of musical genres. The 33 years young keyboardist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter began playing the drums at the age of three; while sitting in his father’s lap he’d control the snare and the tom, while his father worked the hi-hat and kick drum. His true love, however, was discovered when he began taking piano lessons at six years old. His multiple musical influences guided him to the heralded Ruth Asawa High School of the Arts and then to California Institute of the Arts as he continued his artistic education. His study, passion, and lineage have turned Santana into a versatile musician, often drawing comparisons to artists such as Common, Macklemore and Ozomatli.
2015 brought the full length release of Fantasy Reality featuring 12 tracks that vary in subject matter yet all with the common thread of his conscious and uplifting music at their core. The title track as well as the album were inspired by Walt Disney’s quote, “When we do fantasy, we must not lose sight of reality.” For Salvador, “Fantasy Reality is a marriage between the juxtaposition of gritty and raw music with haunting themes and melodies combined with very positive and empowering lyrics and messages.”
For the keyboardist, making music is never about personal glory, but about lifting people up with humility, love, and positivity on a daily basis. “The main ingredient to my inspiration and creative drive is joy. I want to use music in a positive way and give back to people in need. There can never be enough people who do that.”
Emerging from the multicultural and diverse San Francisco Bay Area, Camino is truly a product of its environment. The band originally formed in 2013 and has been bringing musical excitement to venues around the Bay Area. Camino is a powerful blend of Latin, Afrobeat, and Funk.
Camino features many talented musicians- a Middle Eastern/ Latin percussionist, Jazz/ Funk drummer and bassist, Afrobeat guitarist and Saxophonist, as well as a soulful female vocalist, Molly Luna.. Songs on their album, “Life is a Play” will remind you of the sounds of Fela Kuti, Natalie Merchant,Carlos Santana, and even James Brown! The album has a variety of instrumentation and languages and truly stands out as something novel and fun. Camino has come together to celebrate the incredible grooves of African, Latin, and Electronica and to create something new in the genre of World Fusion. Loaded with World rhythms, powerful female vocals and saxophone, Camino’s spirited performances leave audiences feeling uplifted and excited to dance.
Foreign Frontiers is an Indie rock duo that started in Benicia, California. Phinehas Spielman and Byron Mayhew have been writing music together since middle school. They both singed up for a talent show at their local homeschool group with some of their mutual friends and threw together a band called “The Hot List”. After the talent show, the band decided to play covers together for fun. As they got older, Phinehas and Byron started writing original songs together. With the maturity, writing originals became more than just an after school hobby. As things became more serious, the line up changed with it. After a few years of gigging, the band was discovered by Richard Segovia who took them under his wing. After some more line up changes, Phinehas and Byron decided to turn the band into a duo. Currently the two are releasing their debut EP on October 23rd. Phinehas and Byron’s Influences range from various artists such as Kings of Leon, Young the Giant, Bad Suns, The Strokes, Hiatus Kaiyote, John Mayer and many more.