The John Santos Sextet with Faye Carol, Kenny Washington, Destani Wolf & Kellye Gray
Four of the Bay Area’s greatest vocalists join The John Santos Sextet for “Unusual Standards,” an evening of classic jazz staples, re-imagined and revitalized with the spirit of Latin jazz.
One listen to the soulful strains of this Mississippi native’s voice will leave no doubt why she’s called “The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol.” Inspired by jazz royalty Betty Carter as well as R&B queen Aretha Franklin, Carol rose up through the East Bay funk scene that produced Tower of Power, The Pointer Sisters and… Show more
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"Kenny Washington is the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene, a vocalist with an exuberantly supple tenor that glides effortlessly into the stratosphere. " — San Francisco Chronicle
One of the many young hard bop revivalists to have arrived on the scene in the late '70s and early '80s, Kenny Washington has been in particular demand by much older musicians, playing with such legendary veterans as Lee Konitz, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Tommy Flanagan....
Faye Carol is one of the premiere vocalists of her time. Her unique style and gift of connecting with her audience is astonishing. Arranging jazz standards and other popular songs in her own way, is nothing new to Miss Carol....
If there's one thing running through the songs of Destani Wolf, and a common thread in her life, it's strength. A single listen to her debut disc, Again and Again..., is all one needs to hear the power of her voice....
Five-time Grammy nominee and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He has been a prolific performer, composer, teacher, writer, radio programmer, and record/event producer for over 35 years, working with acknowledged masters such as Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Bebo Valdés, Max Roach, Eddie Palmieri, Patato Valdés, Francisco Aguabella, Steve Turre, McCoy Tyner, Batacumbele, Omar Sosa, Giovanni Hidalgo, Negro Hernandez, Eddie Marshall, and Carlos Santana....
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