John Santos Sextet: Tribute to Cachao
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John Santos
Tribute to Cachao

John Santos Sextet

w/ Walfredo De Los Reyes and Orestes Vilató

MAR 26–29 | John Santos Presents

Mar 28, 2020
Miner Auditorium
SatMar 28

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7:30 PM

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“Commemorating the centennial of the birth of Israel López "Cachao," the prolific composer, arranger, bandleader, classically trained virtuoso bassist, and padrino of the iconic Cuban musical forms Mambo and the Descarga. Cachao will always represent indisputable royalty in Cuban music. Featuring an all-star, multi-generational cast of Bay Area musicians, most of whom have played with Maestro Cachao.”

— John Santos

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, and was one of SFJAZZ’s first four Resident Artistic Directors in 2013. As a visionary bandleader and noted historian, he has served on the Smithsonian Institution’s Latin Jazz Advisory Committee.

The Latin music Renaissance man.

San Francisco Chronicle

The Latin music Renaissance man.

San Francisco Chronicle

Personnel

Orestes Vilató timbales
Dr. John Calloway flute
Marco Díaz piano
Saul Sierra bass
David Flores drums
Charlie Gurke saxophones
Bill Ortiz trumpet
Anthony Blea violin
Fernanda Bustamante violin & coro
John Santos percussion

…a sparkplug for a wave of musical invention at the vortex where Jazz, Latin and other ideas meet.

JazzTimes

Personnel

Orestes Vilató timbales
Dr. John Calloway flute
Marco Díaz piano
Saul Sierra bass
David Flores drums
Charlie Gurke saxophones
Bill Ortiz trumpet
Anthony Blea violin
Fernanda Bustamante violin & coro
John Santos percussion

…a sparkplug for a wave of musical invention at the vortex where Jazz, Latin and other ideas meet.

JazzTimes

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