by W. Kim Heron
His discography as a percussionist includes Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and sessions with Roy Ayers, David Sanborn, Taj Mahal and Tom Jones. He was also a photographer of note, with his work included in numerous exhibitions, both locally and nationally. And now word is circulating that Juma Santos - a serious traveler, scholar and teacher, who settled for a spell in Detroit, beginning in the late ’90s - has passed away in Chicago. You can find out more about his remarkable life — and see photographs from his travels and a full list of his discs - at his Website as well as in a Metro Times profile by Brian Smith, MT’s feature editor. Our condolences to his family and friends, although many of us here count ourselves amongst the latter.
Juma Santos: R.I.P.