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Episode 2 Interview with John Santos Percussionist/Bandleader/Producer discussing latest projects and the Grammy Boycott with massive support ...
February 01, 2012 12:02 AM PST
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“On the Beat” The show where musicians and educators discuss Music Performance, the Industry and current events to give you the insight on what’s happing from the regional and national music scenes.

A very special interview with 5x Grammy Nominee percussionist/educator John Santos. We discuss John's latest projects and current music events.

He is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, and has earned worldwide respect and recognition as a prolific performer, composer, educator, writer, radio programmer, and record/event producer whose career has spanned over 35 years.

John has worked with multi-generational masters such as Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Max Roach, Eddie Palmieri, Bobby Hutcherson, Chucho Valdes, John Handy, Zakir Hussain, McCoy Tyner, Poncho Sanchez, Omar Sosa, Carlos Santana just to name a few
And of course has led numerous ensembles including the Machete Ensemble and currently the John Santos Sextet, which is receiving much acclaim on their recent recordings and performances.

On his weekly syndicated radio program, the Reverend Jesse Jackson hosted a lively roundtable discussion on NARAS’ elimination of traditional minority music Grammys. Included were Latin Jazz bandleader Bobby Sanabria and attorney Roger Maldondo, along with San Francisco singer and past NARAS Governor Sandy Cressman, author Danny Schechter, and Jonathan Jackson, National Spokesman of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

Please visit and learn more info: www.grammywatch.org.

Be sure to discover live performances and events in you local music and arts community. Produced by Esther Manilla, Host/Associate Producer Jaz Sawyer.

Episode 1 Interview with STACEY HOFFMAN, Executive Director of "Living Jazz" and PopLyfe!
January 11, 2012 05:25 PM PST
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“On the Beat” The show where musicians and educators discuss Music Performance, the Industry and current events to give you the insight on what’s happing from the regional and national music scenes.

Jaz Sawyer interviews STACEY HOFFMAN, Executive Director of Living Jazz, a pivotal figure in educational art & music programs such as Jazz Camp West, Rhythm Voice, JAM Camp West, Oakland Children’s Community Choir. Founder of the annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr- In the Name of Love.

Also joined by members of PopLyfe from America’s Got Talent 2011! We will discuss the benefits of having a great music education in the community and upcoming shows!

Be sure to discover live performances and events in you local music and arts community.
Produced by Esther Manilla, Host/Associate Producer Jaz Sawyer.