Date(s) - 08/07/2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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ONLINE BROADCAST (Originally Recorded NOV 1, 2015)
- John Santos Throws a Birthday Bash
Master percussionist, educator, activist, and composer John Santos has been part of the lifeblood of the Bay Area music scent for more than four decades, and has played an essential role in expanding Latin jazz’s rhythmic lexicon. Santos is truly a part of the SFJAZZ family, having performed at the very first Jazz in the City festival in 1983 and helping open the SFJAZZ Center in 2013 as part of the first crop of SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Directors. We were honored to present John’s 60th Birthday Celebration as part of our fourth season in the SFJAZZ Center in November 2015, featuring his longstanding sextet and a number of special guests including legendary timbalero Orestes Vilató, violinist Anthony Blea, and vocalists Destani Wolf and Rico Pabón.
- John Santos Reflecting On His 60th Birthday Celebration
(On The Corner)
- John Santos’ Art of the Descarga
(On The Corner)
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