JOHN SANTOS SEXTET – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – September 27th, 2019




Fri 9.27

Doors: 9:45 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA


The John Santos Sextet
The John Santos Sextet
Far more than a master percussionist, internationally renowned multi-Grammy-nominated percussionist and San Francisco native, John Santos, is a prolific Afro-Latin bandleader, composer, teacher, writer, producer, and cultural activist with a career of over 45 years in the Bay Area! He has worked with acknowledged masters including Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Bebo Valdés, Max Roach, Joe Henderson, Zakir Hussein and Omar Sosa. He is an Advisory Board member of Oaktown Jazz, Living Jazz, and the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance (NY), and a Trustee of SFJAZZ. His next CD, Art of the Descarga, is scheduled for a late 2019 release on the Smithsonian/Folkways label.November 12th, 2006 was proclaimed John Santos Day in San Francisco by Mayoral proclamation.

For this occasion, John has added to his stellar Sextet, two of the country's leading vocalists, Kenny Washington and Tammi Brown for a concert full of fire, original compositions, original arrangements of standards, soaring improv, left turns and surprises!

John Santos - percussion
David Flores - drums
Dr. John Calloway - flute
Marco Diaz - piano
Saul Sierra - bass
Charlie Gurke - saxes
Kenny Washington - vocals
Tammi Brown - vocals
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607