The field of Latin Jazz has produced some of the most moving, creative, exciting, cutting edge music of the last 70 years and is at the forefront of contemporary creative music around the globe. John Santos has been a driving major force in Latin Jazz as a composer, percussionist, producer, teacher and bandleader for well over half of those years and is a leading voice in defining and defending Latin Jazz. His Sextet is comprised of the area's finest instrumentalists and arrangers: Dr. John Calloway, Saul Sierra, Melecio Magdaluyo, Marco Diaz and David Flores. Their new CD, Filosofía Caribeña Vol.2 was released in May and is the group's most adventurous recording to date.
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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.