Music, Raimundo Santos & Band: Aaron Graves, Leon Jordan Sr., Nimrod Speaks
Music, Raimundo Santos & Band: Aaron Graves, Leon Jordan Sr., Nimrod Speaks

Music, Raimundo Santos & Band: Aaron Graves, Leon Jordan Sr., Nimrod Speaks

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The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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This Live Music Show is called "Grooves of Passion"

It will include the original songs by Raimundo Santos, The Composer Who Likes To Sing (BIO and links for recordings included below).

Vocals - Raimundo Santos, The Composer Who Likes To Sing

Piano - Aaron Graves

Drums - Leon Jordan Sr.

Bass - Nimrod Speaks

Tickets: $20 (in advance); $25 (at the door)

Please bring your ticket printed to the venue, after purchasing it online.

You can read below details related to parking options.


Raimundo Santos, the Composer Who Likes to Sing, has a smooth sounding vocal style, delivering each song with a stunning energy. Raimundo Santos graduated as a Vocal Major, in Jazz, at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and also had Piano training with Mr. Bertram L. Miller. His vocal phrasing and technique has been captivating the attention of many people in the Music Business, including the Jazz Singer Marion Cowings, who, in the recent past, in New York gave remarkable compliments to R. Santos during vocal workshops.

His repertoire includes his original compositions, like "Blowing My Mind", "Love is Life", and also songs from the American Songbook. Songs such as "Take 5" by Paul Desmond & Dave Brubeck, "My Way" by Jacques Revaux and Paul Anka, "Mr Bojangles" by Jerry Jeff Walker, "All is Fair in Love" by Steve Wonder are some of them. To mention the Musical theatre repertoire, "It don't mean a thing” and "Impossible Dream" are among the ones which he delivers with powerful impact. Raimundo's international experience allowed him to introduce in his shows songs in other languages, like "Bésame Mucho" by Consuelo Velasquez, "Mbiri Mbiri", by the Angolan composer Liceu Viera Dias and also Brazilian songs. Raimundo Santos presents his shows in a distinctive and vibrant way.

With one single ("Too Late") and two albums released ("Love's Calling" and "Coming Home"), he is completing the third album. It will include his most recent compositions, which reflect his new sound and wide experience as a Musician. His “Coming Home” CD is part of of the listening selection of all international flights of TAAG Airlines. Thousands of passengers have been enjoying their trip, listening to Raimundo Santos' music.

He has been appearing in several venues through-out his career. In the 90's, in Philadelphia, The Prince Theatre, Plays and Players and Freedom Theatre were where he performed frequently. In the early 2000s, R. Santos performed in several events and programs televised by Angolan National TV. After moving to New York City in 2013, he appeared at Something Jazz Club in his own Concert, at Birdland during Jim Caruso's Cast Party, at Bar Thalia (Symphony Space venue), Smalls Jazz Club, among others. While in the New York he also performed leading roles in the musicals "Romeo and Juliet" and "Swing! - The Musical". He has been working with several other great Musicians. To name some of them: Leon Jordan Sr., Adam Faulk , Mimi Jones, Hassan Shakur, Jason Fraticelli, Kimpedro Rodriguez.

In June 2016, he was invited by the Portuguese TV Channel RTP Africa to talk about his career and to present his original songs. As an international channel, many were the viewers of the four songs he performed.

Now back to Philadelphia, Raimundo Santos had an outstanding Concert at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, produced by Philadelphia Jazz Project. The show was so special that it was broadcast on Philadelphia cable station for 8 weekends, in 2016. Raimundo Santos has scheduled other Concert on March 11th, 2017 in duet with his Spouse Géssica Santos. Raimundo Santos is also a Piano Player, Composer, Arranger and a Music Director.

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"Blowing My Mind" Video:



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Museum is located in the City's Historic District, right on the corner of 7th and Arch Streets. One block from the National Constitution Center and Independence National Historic Park, three blocks from the Liberty Bell and a short walk from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Parking Options

Paid surface parking is available directly behind the Museum. Additional lots are located within a one block radius. There is also metered parking throughout the neighborhood surrounding the Museum.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By e-mail:

What's the refund policy?

Purchased tickets are non-refundable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you must bring your printed ticket to the event. Shown the ticket through the phone or other electronic device is NOT an option for this event.

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