San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Five-time Grammy nominee, John Santos & his Sextet in concert performing compositions by Miles Davis, Cachao, JohnColtrane, Bud Powell, Thelonius Monk, Chucho Valdés, and others. Jazz is a Caribbean art form born in the port of New Orleans and intimately connected for several centuries to Havana, San Juan and the rest of the Caribbean Basin. John Santos' groundbreaking work in illuminating the Caribbean roots of jazz is internationally recognized. He has also been involved in presentations at La Peña every year since our opening in 1975. The members of his Sextet are among the finest players, composers, arrangers and teachers in the Bay Area. They are one of the premiere groups in the field today, having recently appeared at the Monterey, San Francisco, Tumbleweed, San Jose, Sitka, and Healdsburg Jazz Festivals.
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La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.