Music on the Hill
Music on the Hill, a Santa Fe summer tradition!
For the 2021 season, we yet again find ourselves in the unfortunate yet necessary position to break from our Music on the Hill tradition and cancel our summer concert season. This decision was made with heavy hearts, but with the confidence that we must do our part to protect our community at large.
St. John’s College’s primary responsibility is maintaining a safe learning environment for our students, staff, and faculty, particularly those in residence year-round. De-densification is central to our COVID-safe practices. Given the uncertainty surrounding vaccine distribution and utilization, hosting the Santa Fe community on our campus grounds as early as this summer could negatively impact community spread, jeopardize campus and local health and safety, and impede our educational mission.
The college is announcing this decision at this time out of consideration for Music on the Hill artists, donors, sponsors, and volunteers—and with the knowledge of the length of time required to plan an event of this magnitude.
Thank you for your past interest in Music on the Hill and we extend our gratitude to the incredible musicians, volunteers and supporters who are central to of our beloved Santa Fe summer tradition.
We look forward to being in communication again in 2022.
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2020 Summer Lineup
Join us on Facebook to watch live performances this summer.
July 29, 6–7 p.m. MT—Nohe & Sus Santos
Joining lead singer Nohelia Sosa in the band self-described as Latin, Soul with Passion and Attitude are Randy Sanchez, Rafael Herrera, and Justin Bransford. Sanchez elaborates. “There are influences from jazz, cumbia. We kind of lean towards this power trio who’s backing Nohe Sosa. We also like putting twists on the songs. We do a cover of ‘Purple Rain’ in a huapango. We try to think creatively.”Learn more about Nohe & Sus Santos See the Nohe & Sus Santos YouTube Channel
August 19, 7–8 p.m. MT — Ryan Montano
Ryan Montano’s sound is a captivating fusion of jazz, pop and latin music resulting in a sound all his own. Music on the Hill fans have enjoyed this trumpeter in past seasons and we welcome him back to our at home edition!Learn more about Ryan Montano See the Ryan Montano YouTube Channel
Relive the memories of last summer by visiting our musicians’ web and YouTube pages through the links below.
Considered one of Cuba's leading flute players in jazz and popular music, Magela Herrera will enchant you with tunes infused with Latin Jazz, European jazz, and Afro-Cuban music traditions.
From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates a fiery energy. Co-presented by St. John’s College and the New Mexico Jazz Festival.
Nosotros is one of the most recognizable Latin bands in the Southwest. This 9-piece, Latin music powerhouse from the Albuquerque/Santa Fe region seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of rock, salsa, jazz, and cumbia, creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros.