Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present Not in Our Name: Dia de Los Muertos Concert with The John Santos Sextet on October 27th at the Brava Theatre in San Francisco.
"Perhaps the most innovative Latin Jazz group playing today outside Cuba...highly innovative, intimately explosive."
— East Bay Express
Five-time Grammy nominee and USA Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, and his stellar Sextet shed light on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation. Organized in 2003, they specialize in educational presentations from lecture/demonstrations to detailed clinics focusing on any number of relevant subjects such as composition, arrangement, rhythmic development, stylistic interpretation, studio performance, etc. Their repertoire consists of exciting arrangements from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the US, as well as original compositions. Their first CD, Papa Mambo, was released on John's Machete Records label in the summer of 2007. Their second CD, Perspectiva Fragmentada, was released in October, 2008. Equally at home with a dance or concert repertoire, the John Santos Sextet presents a wide range of styles and rhythms for audiences of all ages.
Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic group! Get your tickets HERE!