Friday, Dec 2nd 2022
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM.
The Freight & Salvage is conveniently located in Downtown Berkeley at 2020 Addison Street.
Contemporary (Latino) American Music.
A concert series of diverse Latino (American) music representing hemispheric creativity in a wide range of formats interpreted by several of the most dynamic interpreters in the field.
The term America in its true sense refers to North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean islands. Accordingly, Latin American music defies brief descriptions. Dance music and Jazz play seminal roles in this series along with folk styles and rhythms in both traditional and evolutionary settings.
Multi-Grammy nominee and USA Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, and his stellar Sextet shed light on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation.
Organized in 2003, they specialize in exciting concerts and educational presentations from lecture/demonstrations to detailed clinics focusing on any number of relevant subjects such as composition, arrangement, rhythmic development, stylistic interpretation, studio performance, etc.
Their repertoire consists of exciting original arrangements of Latin American classics and Jazz standards from the US, as well as original compositions. Equally at home with a dance or concert repertoire, The John Santos Sextet presents a wide range of styles and rhythms for audiences of all ages.
John Santos – congas, percussion
Saul Sierra – bass
Marco Diaz – piano
John Calloway – flute, percussion
Charlie Gurke – saxes
David Flores – drumset.