Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Wes Carroll honed his craft at Vancouver Island University’s jazz studies program (2014) and is currently doing a masters in jazz performance at the University of Toronto. He walks a virtual tight-rope delicately balancing detailed arrangements with the power of spontaneity. He creates topical songs about important issues like social justice, surveillance, mental health, climate change and even a few love songs. Since early 2015, the group has enhanced and perfected their unique blend: stretching out into a world of hip-hop grooves, soul and electricity while not losing their jazz footing. Their summer tour was mostly cancelled this year with gigs booked in BC and Toronto including an opening set for the world renowned pianist Hiromi at the Victoria Jazz Festival. The extra time rehearsing has allowed them polish off six new tunes. In addition to their new music, they are currently promoting their second studio album, “Elephant in the Sea” (2020).
David Santana trio is the sound of our inner landscapes. Every thing in this universe emits vibrations, however big or small, material or immaterial. The reflection of Earth’s vibrations on our inner spaces, our dreams, our love, our hate… everything gives birth to an infinite microcosm of melodic and rhythmic possibilities by the resonance this creates inside of us.
Exploring this space and channelling it into a sonic message is the purpose of this music. This story, told through the sounds of David Santana’s trio, is a tale to remind us of our surroundings, our interconnections with everything and everyone and the vital importance of this to our existence.
David's music is Inspired in many different musical styles such as Jazz, Folk, World Music, and Neo - soul.
The band debuted with their first performances in early 2019. Highlights include several multi-tracked live stream shows and a well received performance at the Victoria international Jazz festival. The band came up with their first album titled “David Santana’s Resonance“ early 2020 (Available on iTunes, Spotify, Cd baby etc…)
They are Based in Victoria, BC, and are generating their own breed of Art Jazz Rock.
“David Santana’s recording “Resonance” shines with uplifting melodies and rhythms that tell stories and take you to unexpected places”. Roddy Ellias
Nicholas Bracewell - drums
Louis Rudner - bass
David Santana - guitar and vocals