Set Time: 6:30PM – 11:30PM
Javier Santiago is one of the hottest, most in-demand young keyboardist in the Bay Area. He has played with some of the top rising stars in the national jazz scene including Theo Croker, Kenneth Whalum, and Irwin Hall. Santiago’s debut album, Phoenix (2018) on Ropeadope Records was named the “#1 Jazz Album of the Year” by Vinyl Me, Please. It features some of the great jazz musicians of our time – Nicholas Payton, Dayna Stephens, Nir Felder and John Raymond. Javier has become a notable force in both the beat and hip-hop scene as well as the jazz world. In addition to being a pianist and sideman, Santiago is also an accomplished educator, arranger and producer. He was an alumnus of The Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC, a finalist in the 2015 American Jazz Pianist competition, and a recipient of the 2016 McKnight Fellowship for Musicians. He was selected to participate in the 14th Annual Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program in 2011.