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Imer Santiago Receives Osceola County 2017 Rookie Arts Teacher of the Year Award!

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Congratulations to Imer Santiago, who received The Osceola County 2017 Rookie Arts Teacher of the Year Award on Thursday, April 20, during The Annual Arts Alive performance event, held at Poinciana H.S. There are two Rookie Arts Teacher of the Year Awards, Imer received the “Secondary Education” version for grades

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Osceola County School for the Arts Jazz A is Headed to Essentially Ellington 2017!!!

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Congrats to Imer Santiago & OCSA Jazz A for their recent selection to the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival this upcoming May 11-13, 2017, in NYC!!! EE2017 Announcement: http://academy.jazz.org/ee/ EE2017 FB Announcement: https://www.facebook.com/EssentiallyEllington/ EE2017 Press Release: http://www.jazz.org/press/announcing-the-15-finalists-bands-to-compete-in-22nd-annual-essentially-ellington-high-school-jazz-band-competition-festival/ To help contribute to Jazz A’s #EE2017 fundraising efforts, please feel

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Win-Gate Concert with the OCSA Jazz All-Stars, Charlie Bertini, & Imer Santiago

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Imer Santiago: 2016 Osceola County Rookie Arts Teacher of the Year Nominee

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Congratulations to trumpeter, composer, & educator Imer Santiago, who was recently recognized as a nominee for the 2016 Osceola County Rookie Arts teacher of the Year! In his first year back in Osceola County (after 10 years away), Imer has led the OCSA Jazz Program to two FBA District MPA

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Imer Santiago is NOW IN FLORIDA!!

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Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer, & Veteran Educator, Imer Santiago, is now the Director of the Jazz Program at The Osceola County School for the Arts in Kissimmee, FL! Here’s a link to the school’s website: www.osca.osceolaschools.net Congratulations to Imer and his family, as they are now based in warm & sunny

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Semper Fi!!

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I am very proud of my brother-in-law, Albert F. Sepulveda, who will be graduating from the U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp this Friday, April 3, 2015, in Parris Island, SC. My family & I look forward to sharing this special moment together with him! I have always respected & honored

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Imer is headed to Wright State Univeristy!

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Imer Santiago @ WSU Hey Family & Friends! Imer is headed to The Buckeye State to perform at Schuster Hall on the campus of Wright State Univeristy on Monday, March 23, at 8PM. On Tuesday, Imer will work with the Jazz Band and present a master class on improvisation on

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Metro Nashville Public Schools are CLOSED for the week!

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Good morning! In case you haven’t heard by now, MNPS has closed ALL SCHOOLS for the remainder of this week, Feb. 18-Feb. 20, due to inclement weather. Please exercise caution when driving around in Nashville or around the Mid-State area. Let’s all safely enjoy the snow! Paz, Imer.

Jazz Weekly- HARD BOP ALIVE AND WELL…

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HARD BOP ALIVE AND WELL…Imer Santiago: Hidden Journey- Review by George W. Harris Horace Silver. Art Blakey. Is that your idea of jazz heaven? St. Peter must have given those keys to trumpeter Imer Santiago, as the Hard Bop kingdom is well guarded by this man along with his team

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DownBeat Magazine Editors’ Pick- September 2013

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BY FRANK ALKYER Imer Santiago, Hidden Journey (Jazz Music City) Nashville, the historical home of country & western music, has become increasingly known for its indie rock inhabitants, such as Jack White and The Black Keys. But don’t sleep on the city’s jazz scene, especially the circle of musicians led

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