martes, 7 de enero de 2014

Several presentations SFJAZZ Center John Santos Sextet will have soon

The John Santos Sextet with special guests

Calling these shows “Un Danzón Pa’ Cachao, Una Descarga Pa’ Walfredo,” Resident Artistic Director John Santos presents a very special two-night salute to legendary Cuban bassist/composer Israel “Cachao” López and Cuban percussion master Walfredo de los Reyes, with a dream ensemble featuring Santos’ working sextet, Cuban jazz icon Paquito D’Rivera, percussion great Orestes Vilató, the Classical Revolution Trio and Reyes himself. Known for originating the fusion of Latin rhythms into Cuban music that led to the style called “mambo,” Cachao helped revolutionize Cuban music, developing the descarga Cubana (Cuban jam session) and inspiring generations of musicians. Walfredo de los Reyes is a Latin jazz treasure and one of the most influential percussionists alive, pioneering the mixture of the drum set with Latin percussion and lending his ambidextrous talents to work with Tito Puente, Chico O’Farrell and Linda Ronstadt. For Santos, these nights are an opportunity to pay tribute to a pair of his greatest musical influences with a powerhouse group of modern Cuban masters.

About John Santos

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. He has served on the Smithsonian Institution’s Latin Jazz Advisory Committee and has played an essential role in expanding Latin jazz’s rhythmic lexicon beyond the foundational Cuban grooves. His programming as a Resident Artistic Director reflects his pan-Caribbean sensibility.

John Santos and Jazz Caribe

John saints is another Latin Jazz Living Legend and the reason is that for many years has kept updating the ancient rhythms of Afro Caribbean. It has been an innovator, a leader of exceptional band, producer, but one that gives specific carat value to your career is worth the educational aspect, teaching, transmission of our arts.
In our radio program and on our websites may hear and read information frequently Mr. Santos great friend and collaborator of the Asociación Civil Jazz Caribe (non-profit).

Artist Personnel
John Santos percussion
John Calloway flute, piano
Melecio Magdaluyo saxophones
Marco Diaz piano, trumpet
Saul Sierra bass
David Flores drums
Paquito D'Rivera saxophones, clarinet
Orestes Vilató percussion
Javier Navarrette percussion
Walfredo de los Reyes percussion
Anthony Blea violin
Matthew Szumela violin
Erin Wang cello

John Santos Sextet will have the 18 and 19 January as special guests Paquito D'Rivera, Orestes Vilato, Javier Navarrete and Walfredo de los Reyes.
On February 8 and will have to Ernesto Oviedo March 2 Faye Carol, Kenny Washington, Destany Wolf & Kelley Gray.
All these presentations will be in SFJAZZ Center, in San Francisco City, CA.

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