Five-time GRAMMY nominated percussionist, educator,
John Santos, is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin
the world today. He is known for his innovative use of
forms and instruments in combination with contemporary
music, and has
earned much respect and recognition as a record and event
Born in San Francisco, California, November 1, 1955.
composer, writer and educator John Santos was raised in
Rican and Cape Verdean traditions of his family,
surrounded by music.
The fertile musical environment of the San Francisco Bay
his career in a unique way