miércoles, 5 de agosto de 2015

John Santos: Action, excitement, adventure with his Latin Jazz this week!

1. Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00 PM is the first in my lecture series at MOAD (Museum of the African Diaspora):
Jazz Latino: Multi-dimensional Artistic Expression in the Americas.

A six-week lecture series by John Santos
Wednesday evenings 7:00 to 9:00 (August 5th through September 9th, 2015)
at MOAD, 685 Mission St. San Francisco, CA (415) 358-7200
(Aug 19 only at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 415-357-1848)

YBGF/MOAD/SFJAZZ Members: $15/class or $75/full series.  Public: $20/class or $100/full series
One Free class when you purchase the series!
members: (415) 788-7353
public: (866) 920-5299

photo by Tom Ehrlich

In this series, we will examine a wide range of national and regional musical elements from throughout the Americas as they have informed and enriched the contemporary Jazz mix over the last century. Audio and video recordings from the instructor’s collection will be the points of departure for analysis and discussion. Q&A throughout.

Week 1 - August 5
The Early Years: 19th Century into the 1920s.
Danzon, Ragtime, Orquestas Tipicas.

Presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, MOAD, and SFJAZZ !
Made possible in part through the generosity of the Koret Foundation.

2. Friday, August 7th, 7:30 PM - I have the honor of being a guest at SFJAZZ with a phenomenal big band from Bahia, Brazil called the Orkestra Rumpilezz which is heavily anchored by five percussionists laying down Afro-Brazilian folkloric rhythms!

Brazilian Brass & Percussion
Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz
FRI, AUG 7 · 7:30PM

This bracing 20-piece big band from Bahia, the African heart of Brazil and its musical culture, combines the percussive power of sacred Afro-Brazilian drumming with the beautiful brass sonorities, harmonic sweep and jolt of a jazz orchestra. With influences ranging from Gil Evans and Hermeto Pascoal to Weather Report and the street bands and ritual Afro-Brazilian drumming of Salvador, the Bahian capital, Leite and Orkestra Rumpilezz create a rich and mighty sound.

Public: 866.920.5299
Members: 415.788.7353
Groups: 415.283.0314


Tue–Sat, 11am–5:30pm
Also open 90-minutes
before all shows
SFJAZZ Center • 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

3. Saturday, August 8th, 7:00 The John Santos Sextet with special guests Ernesto Oviedo, Orestes Vilató and Jose Roberto Hernandez at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.
California Theater Stage, 345 S. 1st St. San Jose CA
photo by Tom Ehrlich

4. Descarga for Monk by the brilliant Spanish composer, arranger, piano virtuoso, Alex Conde and his Quartet with John Santos, Jeff Chambers and Timothy Angulo plus special guest Flamenco dancer Melissa at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest
Umpqua Bank Stage, 490 S. 1st St, San Jose CA
5. Not to be missed!  Frank was an exquisite artist, teacher, friend and mentor whom I greatly admired for myriad reasons. His incredible legacy will stand the test of time as among the most important documents of more than a half-century, not only of the extended Puerto Rican community whose migrations and social conditions he engraved in the anals of history, but of humanity in general.

SFJAZZ is proud to present:
A multi-media tribute honoring Puerto Rican icon and photojournalist Frank Espada
An unforgettable concert experience commemorating the life work of activist and master photographer Frank Espada (1930-2014)

Melecio Magdaluyo - saxes 
Dr. John Calloway - flute, piano 
Saul Sierra - bass
Marco Diaz -piano, trumpet 
David Flores - drums 
John Santos - percussion

with extra special guests:

wordsmith Rico Pabon, guitarists/vocalists Jose Roberto Hernandez & Manuel Constancio, Afro-Puerto Rican dance master Shefali Shah, vocalist/poet Sandra Garcia Rivera
corista Sarita Shah

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2:00 PM

at the gorgeous new
SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin at Fell St. San Francisco CA, 94102
http://www.sfjazz.org   (866)920-5299

Images of Frank Espada’s profound work will be shown throughout this concert.
This will be the largest public showing of his iconic photography to date!

photo by Frank Espada

Rico Pabon

Shefali Shah

Sandra Garcia Rivera

Jose Roberto Hernandez

Manuel Constancio

photo of JS Sextet by Tom Ehrlich

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!


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