2017 Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448

One of today’s most versatile, innovative and admired percussionists and bandleaders, John Santos has brought a tough and authentic Latin jazz sound to the San Francisco scene. Bringing his fierce quartet to the festival for the first time, Santos is looking forward to unleashing the funky city street grooves that the Bay area knows and loves up north.

The evening will feature Santos’ propulsive ensemble (with Marco Diaz on piano, Saul Sierra on bass, and David Flores on drums), as well as a special guest, Rico Pabón, a poet and spoken word artist who Santos calls, “a radical young voice.” A socially conscious artist whose political and cultural concerns echo those of Santos, Pabón will bring the additional urgency and pointed commentary that Santos feels is a crucial element of urban Latin jazz. Wednesday, June 7 – Two shows, 6 and 8 p.m. $65 includes dinner http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org/june-7-dinner-shows-at-spoonbar/