Meet John Santos, Afro-Latin percussionist and AMN mentor
From jazz to salsa to samba, the San Francisco Bay Area is a vibrant hub of Afro-Latin music—and one of the reasons is percussionist John Santos, who for 45 years has played an essential role in bringing the full range of Afro-Latin music to a wide audience. On October 3, John will join us in an online conversation about some fundamental Latin percussion instruments: tumbadora (conga drum), guiro, claves, cowbell, and chekeré.
Playing in harmony: what makes a successful musical collaboration?
What does it take to collaborate musically? How do you find a musical collaborator who’s right for you? Robert Howard tells us all about it.
Words and Music: a workshop with tenor Nicholas Phan
We chatted with internationally accliamed tenor Nicholas Phan to get a preview of his AMN workshop and a sampling of his professional tips and techniques.