Sometimes the most unlikely of pairings can create something absolutely enchanting! Sweet SantaFe Combines the Caribbean rhythms with rich and warm vocal harmonies transporting you to a sunny beach with a gentle breeze drifting off the azure ocean.
Now, after three Western Canadian Tours, 2019 has been a year of touring, consolidating, and creating. From the Breakout West Conference to Cultivate Festival Gabriola, to Sunshine Festival in Vernon, and Milk Crate Records in Kelowna. Sweet SantaFe has shown time and time again that they have an extraordinary ability to interact with the audience.
Sofar Sound in Calgary's intimate space concerts found Sweet SantaFe unique and refreshing while there performances alongside virtuous pianist Pablo Cardenas and master Conga player Hector Ramos create an exhilarating show.
Their Debut album release in October 2017 had them dubbed as a “local treasure” by Doug Cox the Artist Director of Vancouver Island Music Festival in Courtenay BC. This brought them opportunities in the Summer of 2018 to collaborations at the Vancouver Island Music Festival at the “Songwriters in the Round” with Matt Epp, Celeigh Cardinal, Dave Kelly and Christine Collister, and Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean, as well, they perform alongside RobIn Layne, Stu McDonald and Sean Mooney as part of the Sweet SantaFe’s five piece band.
Watch them. In 2020 they will be bring you “Dichoso” a Spanish word that means fortunate, and they do feel that way. They are fortunate to be collaborating on their second album with Jose Sanchez., Percussionist, singer, recording engineer and touring drummer for Alex Cuba, Pablo Cardenas one of the best Cuban pianists of his generation, Tom Keenlyside an iconic Canadian Saxophonist and Flutist from Vancouver , and Rene Worst one of the most influential and leading jazz voices of North America. Stay tuned. It will be ready for release in the Summer of 2020.