Latin Band from Boulder, CO - Will travel up to 200 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2008
$1200 - $3700
Janine Santana's wildly popular most recent CD, Soft As Granite, has been getting a lot of attention and airplay all around the world.....and for good reason! This versatile Latin Jazz band has everything from highly danceable hot Latin Soul/Funk arrangements, to gorgeous, haunting romantic tunes appropriate for dinner, cocktails or ceremonial music. Salsa is a fiery favorite. Familiar, hot standards are mixed up with some lesser known but highly memorable Jazz/Funk/Soul/Cultural music, according to what's perfect for your event, and best of all, Janine often brings along international jazz stars as part of her group! Still, not a single player is anything less than stellar in this group.
This band can perform as duos,trios,quartets,quintets....up to 10 pieces. We are happy to provide for all occasions.
Liner notes by Alto Sax legend Richie Cole:
"I first met Janine Santana quite a few years ago at a jazz picnic for my friend and Philadelphia piano great Eddie Green. It was a beautiful summer afternoon in my hometown of Trenton N.J..While talking to Janine she told me she was home visiting relatives and I was impressed. It takes a very special person to to come from a town without pity like Trenton, New Jersey.
Janine was working with a Latin band in Denver at the time
and whenever I performed in town she would come by to hear some "Alto Madness".
About a year ago she began telling me about her own project she was working on with pianist/producer Jeff Jenkins. Jeff and I have worked together for many years whenever I performed in Colorado. He is a great musician. When Janine asked me to be part of her project I had to say yes.
I enjoyed the wide variety of material she decided to present on this CD. She chose the best musicians in town and Janine's percussion work is fabulous.
When my long time friend Prasanna Bishop/Akshic Studio heard I was coming to Boulder he offered to record a Richie Cole CD at the same time. The name of the CD is Mile High Madness, and of course it features Janine Santana.
All my best to Janine, keep up the good work and don't forget
"Trenton Makes, the World Takes".
"Soft As Granite" by Janine Santana (Jazz Artist from Colorado(CO))
"Soft As Granite" is a lively Latin-jazz release from Janine Santana that combines traditional and authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms with mainstream jazz and elements of funk to create a exceptional, vibrant sound. The musicianship is of the highest order, with great horn solos and bebop lines floating on top of Santana's rhythmic and intricate percussion patterns. Listen to "Close Your Eyes" for spirited vocals, great horn section arrangements, and a soaring trumpet solo. Even on the calmer tracks such as "Dignificada," the intense passion is still there, with Santana's percussion providing many textures and colors over rhythmic piano and horn figures. One bright spot is a clever arrangement and fiery interpretation of Freddie Hubbard's classic "Red Clay". The production is clear and crisp throughout, with every instrument having a distinctive place in the mix. Another definite highlight of this collection is an incredibly funky rendition of "Big Brother" by Steve Wonder. This is a particularly respectful version, with the style and vocals revealing a mysterious resemblance to the original artist. This album features a unique blend of the traditional folkloric Afro-Cuban rhythms with the more contemporary styles of Mainstream Jazz and Funk, and is highly recommended for any fan of Afro-Cuban music or Latin-jazz.
-Rodney and the RI Reviewer Team
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Please note Janine Santana Project will also travel to Eldorado Springs, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Broomfield, Pinecliffe, Longmont, Niwot, Arvada, Hygiene, Jamestown, Westminster, Golden, Eastlake, Denver, Nederland, Dacono, Frederick, Rollinsville, Lyons, Ward, Wheat Ridge, Fort Lupton, Mead, Dupont, Henderson, Lakewood, Berthoud, Commerce City, Firestone.