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Live Shows

Watch this space for Janine's 2017 performance Schedule.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Live Webcast TV Performance Worldwide

Comedy by Sam Adams, special guest

Afro-Caribbean Jazz by Janine Santana Latin Jazz

Sooooo inexpensive! Watch from anywhere!

Get tickets HERE

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7PM


Dazzle Jazz

930 Lincoln Street  

Denver, CO

Click here for tickets


FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 8:30 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.



San Jose, CA


First night of the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and we get to be a part of it! Featuring Murray: piano, Masaru Koga: woodwinds, Aaron Germain: bass and Dan Foltz: drums
Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 233 West Santa Clara St.. Venue phone: 408-286-1000.



August 26th and 27th, 2016

 With Eugenie Jones

Baur's Listening Lounge 
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202

Eugenie will be accompanied by Andy Weyl-piano, Mark Simon-bass, and Dan Hogan-drums with special guest: Janine Santana on congas....

...Don't miss this unique performer from the Northwest when she alights in town...I can't wait for these dates at Baur's Listening Lounge ... Just can't arrive fast enough!





May 21, 2016

Janine Santana Latin Jazz

Historic Five Points Jazz Festival, Denver, CO

25th to 29th streets along Welton St.

Plaza stage




May 21, 2016

Janine Santana Latin Jazz 

4PM MST at the Five Points Plaza Stage

Welton Street, in Historic Five Points, Denver, Colorado.

Copies of Soft as Granite will be available before and after the performance, or purchase here.

    Thank you for supporting the music!

January 30, 2016

 with the Mi Casa All-Stars Band. Supporting 

 Mi Casa is among Colorado’s oldest and largest Latino-serving nonprofit organizations. Since 1976, Mi Casa has been dedicated to advancing the economic success of Latino and working families in the Denver Metro area.

Tickets and info available HERE. 

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Janine Santana, Latin Jazz percussionist, project leader for the 6-12 piece Janine Santana Latin Jazz Ensemble (featuring Richie Cole, Jose Madera and many other jazzers in the international music community), radio host, actor, artist, designer and writer is a well respected fireball of creative activity. Currently residing in the Front Range area of Colorado, she decends from Puerto Rican and Finnish ancestry and spent her childhood and youth in Brooklyn, NY and Trenton, NJ, respectively. She began working and studying as a professional actor at a very young age, and focussed more fiercely on music recording and performance along with broadcasting after moving to Colorado permanently in 1994.

Janine's recording Soft as Granite (2008) reflects her Latin Jazz skills as a percussionist, leader, arranger, and studio artist. It is still her top-selling artistic endeaver, and she is enthusiastically preparing for another recording and documentary project that will feature a plethora of musicians, including international strongholds in the Latin Jazz industry and incredible young talents who are the investments in the future of our music legacy. (we cannot tell you more yet...sshhhhh)

Please enjoy browsing this website for music news, art and announcements. Feel free to contact us, we are pretty friendly people and enjoy hearing from everyone!


Thanks for supporting KUVO Jazz 89 Denver! KVJZ Vail!

I will be pledge rapping with Arturo Gomez on February 3, 2012 from 1pm-2pm. www.kuvo.org 

Also, Thank you to everyone who listened in to my first solo flight as a radio on air host on January 29th, 2012 when I sat in for Jimmy Trujillo on the Salsa con Jazz show at the same station. Que Viva la Musica!


Announcements on New Project! 

We have stellar additions to the latest project!

I am very happy to announce the addition of Ricky Gonzales to our recording project, as producer and pianist. Ricky's credentials are stellar...Currently he is touring as Marc Anthony's pianist, but he will be back in NYC in time to work on this project.

Also, Jose' Madera is returning to work with me as collaborator and contributing arranger. He is touring as well, with his Mambo Legends Orchestra (formerly the Tito Puente Orchestra musicians).

Richie Cole of Alto Madnes fame returns as a co writer, and Composer David Amram also will contribute to and play on the project. Bobby Porcelli will also add his alto sax magic!

Stay tuned (pun intended) for more announcements on this exciting work! 


November 19, 2011 See Janine as Richie Cole's Special Guest at Dazzle

7 & 9 PM, reservations strongly suggested.

Janine will perform as Alto Madness legend Richie Cole's guest.  It will be an amazing and fun evening, we hope to see you there!


930 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203



October 2, 2011 Tribute to the music of Janine Santana on KUVO!

4:00 pm on 89.3 FM Denver, streaming live at www.kuvo.org there will be a tribute to Janine's work and a live interview @ 4:20pm.



In 2011 and 2012 Janine has begun work on a new and unique recording project. Again, Janine collects musical legends for the recording. Featuring a collaboration with Jose' Madera, arranger and percussionist for Tito Puente and now co-leader of the Mambo Legends Orchestra,  also featuring legendary composer and musician David Amram, more arrangements by Richie Cole and performances with a number of other amazing musicians soon to be announced, this project is anticipated with interest from fans around the world. "People have been asking me for some time now for more, and this will be my answer and gift back," Janine offers," I and my family have had a tough,challenging year. Yet, the music in my mind and heart never stopped flowing, in fact, it is how I got through. Now it is time to share my music again and celebrate our survival!"  Look for anouncements and updates very soon, right here and on our Facebook pages.