Grupo los Santos returns to El Taller after a long hiatus to workshop some new material and revisit some recent favorites. GLS has been together for 19 years, developing a strong following and individual sound, with a patented blend of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco and NYC Jazz influences; creating unique, original rumba, samba and funky acoustic music. Drawing from the traditional/folkloric music of the Americas, played with an open and spontaneous jazz sensibility, the band cuts an atypical profile in New York’s Jazz and Latin Jazz scenes. The band’s love and individual deep study of these musical traditions has born great fruit, both compositionally and in performance and execution. The sound is coherent, focused and intelligent, the music is both classic and forward-looking at the same time, and the expression is original, soulful, high-energy and transcendent of idiom. Los Santos have performed in Europe, Cuba and throughout the U.S., worked and recorded with some of the greats of Cuban music, and have developed a strong following in the United States. GLS got its start playing regularly at El Taller in the late '90's and early 2000's, and they greatly look forward to this return concert.