JSanti (John Santiago) is a singer-songwriter, artist, multi-instrumentalist & business operator
hailing from New York City. John’s musical style can be characterized by a mix of R&B, Soul & Blues Rock. Currently, John releases music as a solo artist under the stage name JSanti while also collaborating in an international music collective founded by he and long time friend & London based Producer, Shadow Kyd under the stage name Prince Pauper.
"There are singers, and then, there are singers ⎯⎯ those who make the mountaintops crumble, the Red Sea to part and force you to your knees."
- Jason Scott; B-Sides & Badlands
review of "Don't Blink"
From an early age, John found the process of writing, singing and performing songs to be intensely therapeutic. At the age of 13, he experienced a sudden and traumatic loss. His first love had died in a tragic car accident. Confused and uncertain, he felt lost and searched for an outlet. He dove fervently into different creative outlets. He was continuously writing poetry, and soon sought to bring these words to life, singing in a band with friends. John had found his process.
Even when the band broke up, he refused to stop making music. He endeavored to learn how to play the guitar. It came naturally to him, and as he discovered blues guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King and Jimi Hendrix, his understanding leapt forward at a tremendous rate.
John’s use of songwriting as a means of therapy and personal expression is self-evident in the music he creates. His lyrics are vulnerable, direct, insightful observations of self-exploration.
"Woman Across The River"
Freddie King cover, recorded Live at Silvana, NYC