Saturday at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, California 94305
Join us for a very special evening featuring master percussionist John Santos along with the Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. Santos’s mastery of all Afro-Latin percussion instruments will be on full display with repertoire specifically prepared by him to showcase the intimate blending of Latin American and North American musical idioms, highlighted by rarely-performed original music that will tempt you out of your seat.
A seven-time Grammy nominee, Santos is widely regarded as one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today, known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music. He has earned much respect and recognition as a prolific performer, composer, teacher, writer, radio programmer, and record/event producer whose career has spanned four decades. John has performed and/or recorded with acknowledged, multi-generational masters such as Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Max Roach, and Eddie Palmieri. John is also widely respected as one of the top writers, teachers and historians in the field and was a member of the Latin Jazz Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian Institution.
The concert takes place on Saturday, March 10 starting at 7:30 PM at Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the Stanford campus. Advance tickets are at a reduced price! It’s $15 general/$10 senior & students. In addition, the concert is free to Stanford students with valid SUID. Prices at the door go up $5, so be sure to get your tickets early.
For more information, see the group website at http://latinjazz.stanford.edu/. To purchase tickets, go to tickets.stanford.edu or call the Stanford Ticket Office at 650.725.2787.
Established in 2008 by Grammy-nominated pianist Murray Low, the critically-acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble is considered one of the finest academic performing groups of its kind.