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John Santos Presents Suites Antillanos // SF Jazz Center

Two suites inspired by the cultural expression of the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic/Haiti) written by me and arranged by Dr. John Calloway; Caribeño (1991) and Traditions in Transition(2007 – Commissioned by SFJAZZ).

Far more than a master percussionist, John Santos is an invaluable educator and cultural activist, a keeper of the Afro-Caribbean flame steeped in Cuban and Puerto Rican folkloric traditions as well as salsa and Latin jazz. Born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District amidst an extended family of Puerto Rican musicians, he’s been at the center of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene for nearly four decades, and was one of SFJAZZ’s first four Resident Artistic Directors in 2013. As a visionary bandleader and noted historian, he has served on the Smithsonian Institution’s Latin Jazz Advisory Committee.

John Santos percussion
Saul Sierra bass
Marco Diaz piano & trumpet
Dr. John Calloway flute & piano
Melecio Magdaluyo saxophones
David Flores drums

Featuring members of
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra

Special Guests
Monchi Estevez vocals
Melquis Naveo percussion


March 29 2020


Date: March 29
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: $25 – $45
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Sf Jazz Center

201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA United States