Koret Discover Jazz Series: Jazz Latino Co-Presented by MoAD
Jazz Latino: Multi-dimensional Artistic Expression in the Americas
6-class series co-presented by MoAD, YBGF and SFJAZZ
Wednesdays, August 5 - September 9, 7PM-9PM
Venue: Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) · 685 Mission St., SF
John Santos, Instructor
SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members: $15/class or $75/series
Public: $20/class or $100/series
One class FREE when you purchase the entire series!
100 years have passed since the word jazz arose to crown what would become our country's national art form. Jazz has come a long way in that time, and Latin American elements have played a major role in its formation, development, and current state, and will certainly affect its future. The music generally referred to as Latin jazz today (or “jazz latino”) is a complex sub-genre based on rich traditions and constant evolution, and is as profound and vibrant as any on the planet. It has run the gamut, overlapping significantly with jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, funk and other American musical styles. In this series, we will examine a wide range of national and regional musical elements throughout the Americas that 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, with Q&A throughout. May be enjoyed individually or as a series.
Multi-Grammy nominee, John Santos is an internationally-recognized educator, bandleader and percussionist. He was a Latin Jazz Advisor to the Smithsonian, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director (2013 & 2014), and is current faculty at the California Jazz Conservatory (Berkeley) and the College of San Mateo.