Jaz Sawyer's "On the Beat" Podcast
About This Show
The show where musicians discuss music performance, the Industry and current events meet to give you the insight on what’s happing from the regional/national music scenes.
Discover how to access local music services and resources find live performances/showcases in the arts as well as participate in the community and what’s happing in with music current events and external factors that effect the music industry. Go beyond what we've seen in the past and both entertain and informs.
Be sure to discover live performances and events in you local music and arts community.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 2 Interview with John Santos Percussionist/Bandleader/Producer discussing latest projects and the Grammy Boycott with massive support ...
Feb 1 12
“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.