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The John Santos Sextet

Estreno: “Descargarará” por El Sexteto John Santos

The John Santos Sextet: The Art of The Descarga (El Arte de la Descarga) Descargarará 6:48 Marco Díaz, piano, trompeta; Saúl Sierra, bajo acústico; Dr....
The John Santos Sextet

Premiere: “Descargarará” by The John Santos Sextet

The John Santos Sextet: The Art of The Descarga Descargarará 6:48 Marco Díaz, piano, trumpet; Saúl Sierra, acoustic bass; Dr. John Calloway, flute; Melecio Magdaluyo,...
A Concert for Cuba,” streaming free, world-wide on July 18 & 19

“A Concert For Cuba” Streaming Free on July 18-19, 2020

Renown Musicians, Artists to Unite in the World’s First “Concert for Cuba” - Global Broadcast on July 18 & 19 Brings Afro-Cuban Music and...
Percussionist, Composer, Educator John Santos

The John Santos Sextet to Release New Album

Built on the Afro-Caribbean past, forged by visionaries such as John Santos and his comrades, and steeled by its rootedness in American life, Latin...
Cabani Jazz Project: Infrasonic

Cabanijazz Project: Infrasonic

With heat from the blue part of the flame – suggesting fire and, at times, ice – in ensemble and solo passages of Infrasonic...
Omar Sosa at SFJAZZ Center

Omar Sosa @ SFJAZZ Center

Special 4-Night Residency - Omar Sosa @ SFJAZZ Center April 20 - 23, 2017 When Omar Sosa talks about his formative influences, he always starts with...

Art Jackson: Underground Masterpiece

The term ‘Spanish Tinge’ is so hackneyed today. Moreover it contains only a half truth, that being that the music came from Spain. And...

Cuban Roots – Conversation With Mark Weinstein

Essential Albums: Mark Weinstein's Cuban Roots and Cuban Roots Revisited The following is an excerpt from an interview I conducted with Mark Weinstein in 2006....

Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: This Could Be That

You can always count on Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel to put on a show worthy of an award. Whether this will...

Pancho Quinto: Rumba Sin Fronteras

Few drummers have had such a profound effect on Cuban music as Pancho Quinto. Superlatives are often risqué in music, but suffice it to...

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015

26th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 SAVE THE DATE: Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9, 2015 Plaza de César Chavez Park,...

Alex Conde: Descarga for Monk

The album Descarga for Monk is a rapturous flamenco record. Yes, it is Thelonious Monk. But it is also Alex Conde. The quintessential Alex Conde…
Percussionist, Composer, Educator John Santos

Artist Profile: John Santos

Four-time Grammy nominee, and US Artists Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative ...

Marco Diaz: Life Notes

Marco Diaz acquitted himself exceedingly well as John Santos’ pianist. On Life Notes Mr. Diaz has written a suite of songs that serve to...

The John Santos Sextet At SFJAZZ Center

Four of the Bay Area’s greatest vocalists join The John Santos Sextet for “Unusual Standards,” an evening of classic jazz staples, re-imagined and...

Best Latin Jazz Albums of 2013 – Part I

2013 was a prolific year in terms of new Latin jazz albums being released. Perhaps as an appropriate response to the wrongful dismissal and...

2013: The Year In Music, A Recap by Tomas Peña – From NYC

2013 was a remarkably good year for the New York music scene and a particularly good year for Cuban music. Producer Dita Sullivan presented an intriguing (never before seen) Cuban Drum Series at the Jazz Standard...

Salsa de la Bahia Vol. 1 – A Collection of SF Bay Area Salsa...

There is a staggering array of exquisite music on Salsa de la Bahia Vol. 1, which is unlike other compilations featuring various artists. There...

Wayne Wallace Quintet’s Latin Jazz/Jazz Latin

For the Latin jazz scene it is a pleasure to have a new piece from the brilliant composer and musician Wayne Wallace. This time...
The John Santos Sextet - Filosofia Caribeña Vol 2

John Santos Sextet: Filosofía Caribeña Vol. 2

Editor's Pick · Featured Album One aspect of John Santos’ music that sets him apart from many artists in the Latin realm is the depth...