Zakir Hussain: Tribute to Armando Peraza w/ John Santos & Mickey Hart

Zakir Hussain: Tribute to Armando Peraza w/ John Santos & Mickey Hart

 

Resident Artistic Director
Zakir Hussain

Tribute to Armando Peraza
w/ guests John Santos & Mickey Hart

Sunday, October 12, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain: Tribute to Armando Peraza w/ John Santos & Mickey Hart

 

Resident Artistic Director
Zakir Hussain

Tribute to Armando Peraza
w/ guests John Santos & Mickey Hart

Sunday, October 12, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Mickey Hart

Zakir Hussain: Tribute to Armando Peraza w/ John Santos & Mickey Hart

 

Resident Artistic Director
Zakir Hussain

Tribute to Armando Peraza
w/ guests John Santos & Mickey Hart

Sunday, October 12, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Armando Peraza

Zakir Hussain: Tribute to Armando Peraza

Master musician Zakir Hussain presents a Bay Area-based night of percussion artistry for this exclusive tribute to the late Latin percussion legend Armando Peraza. This special show will feature a host of great Bay Area artists including longtime collaborator and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, composer and percussionist John Santos, and more. The Cuban-born Peraza was a self-taught musician who transcended his early life as an orphan on the streets of Havana to become a musical innovator, helping to pioneer the marriage of Cuban rhythms with jazz in the 1950s. Over his diverse career, Peraza contributed his virtuosity to work with a list of jazz giants including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, George Shearing and Dexter Gordon. He was a part of percussionist Mongo Santamaria’s classic Mongo LP that included the original version of the standard “Afro Blue,” a tune that became a hit in the hands of John Coltrane. Peraza performed extensively with San Francisco drummer and vibraphonist Cal Tjader, appearing on Tjader’s immortal hit “Soul Sauce” before joining Santana in the early 70s and recording 15 albums with the superstar band. For this special night, Zakir Hussain crosses musical traditions and cultures to honor the life and legacy of Peraza, who passed away in April of 2014.

Artist Personnel

Zakir Hussain tabla
Mickey Hart drums, percussion
John Santos percussion

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"The peerless North Indian tabla player…favors an impish strain of virtuosity. " — The New York Times
"It’s hard to imagine a better champion for Indian classical music in the West than Zakir Hussain. " — San Jose Mercury News

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