JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Mads Tolling, John Santos, and Dan Zemelman

Please join us on Friday, June 13th at 8pm, for a very special rendition of Jazz in the Neighborhood.

Three of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians – violinist Mads Tolling, percussionist John Santos, and pianist Dan Zemelman – join forces to play music from all over the world. The trio will explore Afro-Cuban rhythms, the folk traditions of Scandinavia, and the compositional genius of Thelonious Monk.

Eventbrite - Dan Zemelman, Mads Tolling & John SantosSuggested donation: $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Tickets available here, by clicking the Eventbrite button to your right, or by calling 415-671-8867. A youth showcase will open up the show, performers to be announced soon.

Mads Tolling has won two Grammy awards as part of the pioneering string group Turtle Island Quartet and toured for many years with acclaimed bassist Stanley Clarke. As leader of the Mads Tolling Quartet, he released The Playmaker in 2009, featuring Stanley Clarke, Russell Ferrante, and Stefon Harris, and Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty – Live at Yoshi’s in 2012.

John Santos is a five-time Grammy nominee and one of the foremost bandleaders, composers, producers, percussionists, and educators in the field of Afro-Latin music. He has conducted countless clinics and workshops around the world and currently teaches at the College of San Mateo and Berkeley’s Jazzschool. He has worked with a long line of acknowledged masters including Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, Omar Sosa, and McCoy Tyner, and currently directs the John Santos Sextet.

Dan Zemelman is a jazz innovator who studied at the University of Wisconsin, toured India and Sri Lanka as a Jazz Ambassador, contributed to Face to Face, the final album of blues legend John Lee Hooker, and toured with John Lee’s daughter Zakiya Hooker.

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Mads Tolling, John Santos, and Dan Zemelman
Friday June 13th 2014. 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm show.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$20 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Door donations go to the musicians! Delicious complimentary food.

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