Mac Santiago

Mac Santiago

Managing Director, Founder

Drummer, Composer, and Author Mac has been playing music professionally since the age of sixteen, growing up on the West Coast (Los Angeles and the Bay Area). He attended Sonoma State University for three years and graduated from Idaho State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Music, settling in the Twin Cities in 1983. His musical experiences have been wide and varied over the past thirty years. Always a purveyor of jazz music, Mac has played in just about every musical configuration possible. He has toured with the British rock band Badfinger and played regularly with the best jazz, salsa, country, and R&B groups in the area. He has performed in the pit orchestras of the world famous Guthrie Theater and the Minnesota Opera as well as with blues legend Mojo Buford. In addition, he’s played with Grover Washington Jr., Doc Severinson, The Dallas Brass, Savion Glover, Jack McDuff, Paul Bollenbeck and Dick Oatts, to name a few. Mac has proven to be one of the truly versatile drummer/percussionists in the area.

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