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John Santos' Machete Records 30-Year Retrospective / Benefit for BrasArte
Casa de Cultura
Berkeley, CA
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John Santos' Machete Records 30-Year Retrospective / Benefit for BrasArte
Please join us for an historic night of Latin Jazz...

Machete Records 30 Year Retrospective &
Benefit Concert for BrasArte at Casa de Cultura

Featuring the Grammy Nominated

John Santos Sextet:
Melecio Magdaluyo - saxes
Dr. John Calloway - flute, piano, perc.
Saul Sierra - bass
Marco Diaz - piano, trumpet
David Flores - drums

with Special Guests:
Orestes Vilató - timbales, bongos
Anthony Blea - violin
Orlando Torriente - voz
Jose Roberto Hernandez - guitar, voz
Manuel Constancio - guitar, voz

In this historic concert, we will recreate some of the gems recorded over the last 30 years plus some surprises!  Open Dance Floor!

Saturday, June 6, 2015
doors 7:00 pm
concert 8:00 pm

Only $15!
Kids 12 and under: $10
Brazilian Food & Bar Available!

@ Casa de Cultura, 1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 528-1958 * www.BrasArte.com

All proceeds to benefit BrasArte!
Brasarte is an invaluable institution in the Bay Area since 2000, located at Casa de Cultura since 2007, bringing Brazilian and Latin American culture alive through classes of all kinds, concerts, Carnaval, festivals,  youth programming, cuisine and more.  We LOVE Casa de Cultura!

Machete Records 30-Year History
In 1984, John Santos founded Machete Records in San Francisco, CA.  30 years, 20 recording projects and 3 Grammy nominations later, the label is still active and releasing adventurous and engaging Afro-Latin music in collaboration with some of the finest pioneers and young musicians in the field including: Armando Peraza, Cachao, Ernesto Oviedo, Francisco Aguabella, Jose Antonio Fajardo, Chocolate Armenteros, Orestes Vilato, Johnny Rodriguez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Modesto Cepeda, Steve Turre, Andy Gonzalez, Jerry Gonzalez, Carlos Del Puerto, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Dafnis Prieto, Paoli Mejias, Jose Clausell, Jimmy Bosch, Little Johnny Rivero, Sandy Pérez, Ana Pérez, Anthony Carrillo, Jerry Medina, Nelson Gonzalez, Ray Vega, Felo Barrio, Destani Wolf, Omar Sosa, Bobi Céspedes, Raul Rekow, Linda Tillery, Rico Pabón, Juan Gutierrez, Alex LaSalle, Maria Marquez, Claudia Gomez, Fito Reynoso, Roberto Borrell, Yosvany Terry, Harold Muñiz, Pedrito Martinez, Tito Matos, Andy Narel, Anthony Blea, Willie Ludwig, Luis Cancino, Samuel Felix, Jerry Joel Medina Carrión, Quique Dávila, Pavel Urkiza, Elio Villafranca, Jose Luis Gomez, Javier Navarrette, Raul Navarrette, Josh Jones, Vernon Black, Jose Roberto Hernandez, Elena Pinderhughes, Samora Pinderhughes, Sandra Garcia Rivera, Obanilú Allende, Camilo Molina Gaetan, Luques Curtis, Maribel Garcia Soto, Saul Sierra, Marco Diaz, David Flores, John Calloway, Wayne Wallace, David Belove, Melecio Magdaluyo, Paul Van Wageningen, Ron Stallings, Orlando Torriente, Murray Low, Rebeca Mauleón, Bill Ortiz, Jeff Cressman, Jesus Díaz, Monchi Estevez, Lakiba Pittman, Alex Murzyn, Rick Rangel, Juan Ceballos, Iluminado Maldonado, Erick Barberia, Barbara Valladares, Ismael Rodriguez, Reynalda Nuñez, Mario Abruzzo, Michael Spiro, and many more . . . .

The 20 Machete Recording Productions:
Siempre Clásico * Ernesto Oviedo with The John Santos Sextet (Machete) 2014
Filosofía Caribeña Vol. 2 * The John Santos Sextet (Machete) 2013
La Esperanza * John Santos and The Coro Folklórico Kindembo (Machete) 2011
Filosofía Caribeña Vol. 1 * The John Santos Sextet (Machete) 2011
Perspectiva Fragmentada * The John Santos Quintet (Machete) 2008
La Guerra No * GRAMMY Nominee  * John Santos and The Coro Folklórico Kindembo (Machete) 2007
Papa Mambo * The John Santos Quintet (Machete) 2007
20th Anniversary (2-CD set) * John Santos and The Machete Ensemble (Machete) 2005
Para Ellos * GRAMMY Nominee  * John Santos and The Coro Folklórico Kindembo (Machete) 2005
Brazos Abiertos * John Santos and The Machete Ensemble (Machete) 2003
S.F. Bay * GRAMMY Nominee * John Santos and The Machete Ensemble (Machete) 2002
La Mar * John Santos & Omar Sosa (Machete) 2002
Tribute to The Masters * John Santos and The Machete Ensemble (Cubop) 2000
Machetazo * John Santos and The Machete Ensemble (Bembé) 1998
Hacia el Amor * John Santos and The Coro Folklórico Kindembo (Xenophile)* 1996
Machete * John Santos and The Machete Ensemble (Xenophile)* with Cachao and Chocolate 1995
Me Gustaría Cantar *  Claudia Gomez (Xenophile)* 1994
Africa Vol.1 * John Santos and The Machete Ensemble (Earthbeat)* 1988
Mañana Para Los Niños * Orquesta Batachanga (available in vinyl only)
* The six records on the Xenophile, Cubop and Earthbeat labels were Machete productions licensed to those labels.

This event is made possible by generous support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlit Foundation.


Casa de Cultura (View)
1901 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Jazz
Music > World
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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