A Benefit for the victims of Hurricane Maria
Juntos por Puerto Rico
Obed Calvaire, Marco Diaz, Robin Eubanks, David Flores, José Roberto Hernandez, Zakir Hussain, Sean Jones, Rebeca Mauleón, Javier Navarrete, Rico Pabon, Pedro Pastrana, Joshua Redman, David Sanchez, Puerto Rico Del Alma - The John Santos Quintet, Jo-Annie Seda, Sarita Shah, Shefali Shah, Marcus Shelby, Saul Sierra, Miguel Zenon, La Mixta Criolla, SFJAZZ All-Stars Alumni
Sunday, October 8th
Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pmFreight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Advance tickets are SOLD OUT. Standing-room-only tickets will be sold on the day of the show, starting after 1PM.
Funds raised will be distributed equally between the Puerto Rico Real Time Recovery Fund (ComPRometidos/Foundation for Puerto Rico) & the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund (Center for Popular Democracy).
FOOD TRUCK: Food will be available for sale from Momolicious Food Truck in front of The Freight.
All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.https://www.thefreight.org/event/1569104/
Publishing company: Robanks Music
David is adept at playing Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Brazilian, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban, and Orchestral compositions. Although he is a drum set player at heart, David is also a skilled hand-percussionist. David has had the honor of working with local and international trailblazers including: Lauryn Hill, Donna Summer, Randy Brecker Armando Peraza, Pete Escovedo, Orestes Vilato, Jesus Diaz, John Santos, Michael Spiro, Jerry Gonzales, Paquito De Rivera, Steve Turre, Greg Landau, Bobbi Céspedes, Mark Levine, Ray Vega, Larry Harlow, Charlie Musselwhite, Rebecca Mauleon-Santana, Mickey Hart, Melvin Seals, Rusty Zinn, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, and Ska Cubano.
Born in the city of Cardenas, Tabasco, Mexico, his musical career begins in Tabasco and continues in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico City, and the United States. Surrounded by master folklorists, he roots his career in traditional music, and discovers that this is his greatest passion. This transforms him into a collector and performer of native and traditional instruments, and, always thirsting to discover and learn about other cultures, he becomes an investigator of customs and traditions in dance and music.
His devotion, creativity, and professionallism in the genre of traditional music have earned him the recognition of great musicians from Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Argentina.
He is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contempoarary music and has earned much respect as a musician, singer, composer, and producer.
Jose Roberto has worked and recorded with renowned masters and prestigious institutions like: Orestes Vilato, John Santos, Jesus Diaz, Bobi Cespedes, Marina Lavalle, Lalo Izquierdo, Kat Parra, Edgardo Gambon, Carlos Caro, David Pinto, Felipe Pumarada, Gigio Parodi, Fernando Nataren, Leonel Diaz, Tito Manrique, Miguel Ballumbrosio, Omar Ledezma Jr. Braulio Barrera, Fernanda Bustamante, Ana Nitmar,Martha Toledo, Hebert Rasgado, Eddy Navia, Guido Moscoso, Jose Luis Reynolds, Miguel Sisniegas, Manuel Constancio Jr, Ernesto Oviedo, Pedro Rosales, Lali Mejia, Peta Robles, Daniel Zamalloa, Miguel Martinez, Silvestre Martinez, Andres Flores, Rosa los Santos, Greg Landau, Roberto Chiofalo, Julio Perez, Miguel Govea, Gabriela Shiroma, Zenon Barron, Tahmoures Pournazeri, Los Cenzontles, Macon Georgia Symphony's, Oakland California Symphony's, San Francisco California Symphony's, World Art West.
(15% of proceeds to the Rafael Cepeda School of Bomba and Plena in Santurce, Puerto Rico)
John Santos - director, percussion, vocals
Jose Roberto Hernandez - vocals, guitar
Pedro Pastrana - cuatro puertorriqueño
David Flores - drum set
Saul Sierra - bass
Marco Diaz - piano, trumpet
Dr. John Calloway - flute
Sarita Shah - vocals
Avelina Claridad Santos - vocals
Latin music renaissance man John Santos and his longstanding Quintet return to the Freight with a crew of stellar guests in a performance honoring Puerto Rico. The island's continued legacy of music and musicians who have defined their art through progressive movements of social change offers hope, courage, clarity and love in times of distress.
*15% of the proceeds from this concert will go directly to the Escuela RafaelCepeda in Santurce Puerto Rico to assist in the urgent relief and cultural work they are doing in their community.*
Beyond his career as 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 and Cape Verdean musicians, he’s been at the center of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene for over four decades. As a visionary bandleader and noted historian, he has served on the Smithsonian Institution’s Latin Jazz Advisory Committee.
Tonight's performance will be MC-ed by Chuy Varela from KCSM.
As a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area since the fall of 1999, Saúl has performed, toured or recorded with Nestor Torres, Jimmy Bosh, Eddie Montalvo, Johny Rodríguez, Orestes Vilató, Bobi Céspedes, Antonio Sánchez, Miles Peña, John Santos, Jesús Díaz, Rebeca Mauleón, Mark Levine, Greg Landau, Mike Spiro, Jackeline Rago, Chuchito Valdez, Alexander Livinali, Wayne Wallace, Aquiles Baez, Marco Granados, Anthony Blea, Doug Beavers, and María Márquez, among others.
For the past 10 years Saúl has been a member of some of the leading bands in the Bay Area, including The John Santos Quintet/Sextet, Bobi Cespedes’ band, Dr. Loco’s Rocking Jalapeño Band, El Tren Trío, Anthony Blea y su Charanga, The Snake Trío, Jesús Díaz y su QBA, The Bay Area Afro-Cuban All Stars, The Venezuelan Music Project, Corazón Sur, and Sababa band.
A founding member of Vission Latina, the band that he co-leads with Carlos Caro, percussionist extraordinaire, and Marco Díaz, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist ( piano/trumpet ), Saúl keeps himself busy performing, composing, arranging and teaching in the world class musical community of the San Francisco Bay Area.