“For Those Who Dance” – The John Santos Sextet with Special Guests // Berkeley
John & The Sextet break out their infectious dance repertoire!
Experience – two sets of original compositions and arrangements featuring some of the Bay Area’s best exponents of Afro-Latin music and the living legend, Cuban percussion pioneer, Orestes Vilató!
Saturday, April 1, 2023 8:00PM.
The Freight & Salvage is conveniently located in Downtown Berkeley at 2020 Addison Street.
DANCE FLOOR OPEN!
Please note: With an open dance floor, a ticket guarantees admission but does not guarantee seating.
Please Note: Donor discount applied at checkout. Interested in donating?
Advance Tickets: $26.00; Tickets at the Door: $30.00 (plus fees)
The John Santos Sextet is one of the premier Latin jazz ensembles in the world. Born in San Francisco, bandleader Santos was raised in the Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean traditions of his family and surrounded by the fertile musical environment of the Bay Area.
Across a career spanning five decades, he has been recognized for his achievements as a composer, producer, percussionist and Afro-Latino music educator. He is a seven-time GRAMMY nominee, 2012 San Francisco Latino Heritage Arts Award winner, and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director (2013 and 2014). Since 1984, he has written, recorded, and published more than 100 original compositions, mostly on his Machete Records, and has performed with masters such as Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, Francisco Aguabella, Susana Baca, Lalo Schifrin, and Carlos Santana.
Santos has served on the Smithsonian’s Latin Jazz Advisory Committee and is a faculty member at the California Jazz Conservatory. There is a PBS documentary in progress about his work.
John & The Sextet break out their infectious dance repertoire – two sets of original compositions and arrangements featuring some of the Bay Area’s best exponents of Afro-Latin music and the living legend, Cuban percussion pioneer, Orestes Vilató!
The John Santos Sextet:
Saul Sierra – bass
Dr. John Calloway – flute, percussion
Marco Diaz – piano
David Flores – drums
Charlie Gurke – saxes
John Santos – percussion
With special guests:
Orestes Vilató – timbales
Jose Roberto Hernandez – vocals
Juan Luis Pérez – vocals.