Shows / Events

The RAICES Concert Series curated by John Santos presents EL LABERINTO DEL COCO direct from Puerto Rico!!! El Laberinto del Coco is an Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Fusion ensemble founded by visionary percussionist Hector “Coco” Barez (Ballet Folklorico Areyto, Calle 13, Bacilos, Bio Ritmo, Miramar, William Cepeda, Bayanga) in 2017. Legendary Puerto Rican vocalist Jerry Medina is featured!!

Rhythmic Journeys The John Santos Sextet Rhythm is the point of departure in just about everything. In this innovative concert presentation by the renowned John Santos Sextet, an astonishing range of rhythms remind us of the multi-dimensional nature of Jazz Latino.

Marco Diaz - piano, trumpet Saul Sierra - bass Dr. John Calloway - flute, piano Charlie Gurke - saxes David Flores - drumset John Santos - percussion surprise special guest

Oct18

Oakland Symphony & Living Jazz at the historic Paramount Theatre!!! Allison Miller, Meklit Hadero and I (John Santos) have been commissioned to each compose a piece for the Oakland Symphony!! The pieces will premiere Friday, October 18th at the Paramount!! My piece is based on Puerto Rican resistance and musical history and will feature Puerto Rican cuatro specialist Pedro Pastrana and voice artists Maria Cora.