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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!


Purchasing Soft as Granite

Hi everyone! It came to my attention that some folks were looking for my Soft as Granite recording, featuring Richie Cole and Jose Madera as well as a number of other amazing cats, and unable to find it! Oh My.... so here are a few links to where you can pick it up or download it. Much love to all of you, and thanks for asking about my music!   

Soft as Granite sale links:
 i-Tunes click HERE
Soft as Granite by Janine Santana Latin Jazz

February 7, 8PM Gig with David Amram Quartet for Neal Cassady Birthday Bash

Janine will be hanging out and playing congas with her favorite guys to help celebrate what would have been Neal Cassady's 88th Birthday! These are always fun, and there are a lot of surviving Beat Generation cats as well as many known and unknown stories about Denver's notorious son...the inspiration for Jack Kerouac's character Dean Moriarty in Kerouac's iconic novel On The Road. Cassady was more interesting than Moriarty in Janine's opinion...

Janine enjoys this birthday party more than her own...and THAT'S a good party! 

Check out some of the people you will see and hear at the Merc on February 7:

5th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash 
February 7, 2014 
Mercury Cafe 2199 California St. DENVER! 
*A full set of jazz from: the David Amram Quartet. 
*Tribute to their late mother Carolyn by: Cathy, Jami and John Allen Cassady 
*Poetry, music, reefer and revolution from: John Sinclair and the Blues 
*Also: Readings, reminiscences and more on what would have been the 88th 

birthday of Denver's self described, "unnatural son" Neal Cassady.Here is the link and band personel:

The David Amram Quartet

Hugh Ragin........trumpet
Tony Black.........drums
Artie Moore........bass
David Amram.....Piano, French horn, whistles, percussion, shanai, Hulusi, Lakota courting flute and scat vocals.
and special guests
Richie Cole............ Alto saxophone
Janine Santana....Congas
And a mystery guest or two!!




withHugh Ragin........trumpet,Tony Black.........drums,Artie Moore........bass,David Amram.....Piano, French horn, whistles, percussion, shanai, Hulusi, Lakota courting flute and scat vocals.and special guestsRichie Cole............ Alto saxophone and Janine Santana....Congas


Did you know Janine publishes a web site on Production?

A web site that I really enjoy working on when I can is Music Production Artistry. It is a pleasure to share knowledge and experience with anyone who loves music and wants to know more about what it takes to thrive in this fickle industry! 


Playlist for Party934 January 6, 2014

Archive available HERE

Name Time Album Artist

1 Janine Station ID 2 0:33 Voice Memos Lucy's iPhone

2 Janine's mic break 5:14 This One's for You Eddie Green

3 House of the Rising Sun 5:49 Songs My Mama Would Like Autumn In Augusta

4 El Espiritu Del Mambo 6:07 Salsa de la Bahia vol 1 Salsa de la Bahia

5 'Round Midnight 4:47 Bluesville Time Cedar Walton Quartet

6 Joe Cool 3:51 Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown! BB King

7 Janine's mic break 5:14 This One's for You Eddie Green

8 Better Get It in Yo' Soul 7:23 Mingus Ah Um [Remastered] Charles Mingus

9 Donna Lee [New Take 2] 3:01 The Immortal Charlie Parker Charlie Parker

10 500 Miles High 9:11 light as a feather Return to Forever

11 Janine's mic break 5:14 This One's for You Eddie Green

12 Caravan 7:01 Briyumba Palo Congo Chucho Valdés

13 Fat Man In Harlem 4:29 Lights Out The Bonner Party

14 The Fat Man 2:38 They Call Me The Fat Man: The Le… Fats Domino

15 Equinox 6:49 Legends & Lions: Blues Gerald Wilson Orchestra

16 Janine's mic break 5:14 This One's for You Eddie Green

17 Anthony's Blues 4:08 Triangulo Michel Camilo

18 Blues for "Cos" 5:49 Hands on Percussion Hilton Ruiz

19 Aggravatin' Papa 3:16 The Essential Bessie Smith Bessie Smith

20 samshade1 0:30

21 Guachi Guara 7:32 Cuban Fantasy Cal Tjader

22 Janine's mic break 5:14 This One's for You Eddie Green

23 A Gozar Timbero 3:04 Mambo Mania! The Kings & Quee… Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente

24 Big Stuff 2:33 The Complete Decca Recordings [… Billie Holiday

25 Janine's mic break 5:14 This One's for You Eddie Green

26 Jumpin' With Symphony Sid 3:06 Night In Tunisia: The Very Best Of… Dizzy Gillespie

27 Dinner by Five 5:13 Brazilliance x4 Claudio Roditi

28 El Negro Bembon 3:45 Rough Guide To Salsa Dance Celia Cruz

29 Janine's mic break 5:14 This One's for You Eddie Green

30 Take 5 5:02 Black Lace Blue Tears Eugenie Jones

31 The Feeling Of Jazz 3:59 The Original Jazz Masters Series,… Duke Ellington

32 Janine's mic break 5:14 This One's for You Eddie Green


Hosting on KUVO December 30 - January 2 

Janine is sitting in as Host of Lunchtime at the Oasis on KUVO, Jazz89 Denver for Arturo Gomez, weekdays from 12PM-2PM.