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Santino has toured with the grammy award winning “Bob Mintzer Big Band”. He has also played and toured cross country with Los Angeles based hard bop guitarist Bruce Forman.  Santino was the bassist of USC’s Thornton Jazz Orchestra, which won first place at the Monterey Jazz Festival.  Santino hones his skills as a composer, arranger and instrumentalist at the USC Thornton School of Music and is completing his last semester for his bachelor’s degree in music.  Santino performs regularly between the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara area as an in demand bassist.