Born: November 1, 1955
Five-time GRAMMY nominated percussionist, educator, producer, composer, John Santos, is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, and has earned much respect and recognition as a record and event producer.
Born in San Francisco, California, November 1, 1955. Percussionist, composer, writer and educator John Santos was raised in the Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean traditions of his family, surrounded by music. The fertile musical environment of the San Francisco Bay Area shaped his career in a unique way. His studies of Afro-Latin music have included several trips to New York, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Colombia....
Filosofía Caribeña Vol. 1Machete Records
Papa MamboMachete Records
John Santos & The Machete Ensemble: 20th AnniversaryMachete Records
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- Filosofía Caribeña Vol. 1 by James Nadal
- Papa Mambo by Chip Boaz
- Tribute To The Masters by Jim Santella