Resident Artistic Director John Santos dropped by the SFJAZZ Center to talk about his upcoming Residency. Afterward, he grabbed some drum sticks and performed an improvised piece on the Center's staircase!
John Santos kicks off his SFJAZZ Residency on January 18th & 19th with "Un Danzón Pa' Cachao, Una Descarga Pa' Walfredo," a tribute to legendary Cuban bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez and living Cuban percussion master Walfredo de los Reyes, featuring quite a cast of musicians—saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera, Walfredo de los Reyes himself, the great timbalero Orestes Vilató, percussionist Javier Navarrette and The Classical Revolution Trio—all joining his working Sextet!
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