|Santana, High School Students Make Beautiful Music Together||| Print ||
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:22|
PHOTO BY CHRIS RICHARDS
Carlos Santana and his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, listened to San Leandro High music students play and later joined in with the students in a jam session.
Music students at San Leandro High jammed with one of their idols last week when Carlos Santana came to the school.
Santana and his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, started off last Wednesday morning listening to the SLHS Jazz Ensemble and Concert Choir in the Performing Arts Center.
Later, the Santanas took the stage to speak to the students and answer questions. And then they entertained the students by playing themselves, and invited the students to join them in a jam session.
Carlos Santana’s pioneering band in the ’60s and ’70s, Santana, won acclaim as it combined rock with Latin and jazz, along with Carlos’s bluesy guitar solos.
The Santanas visit to the school was arranged by Rick Richards who runs the Keep Music Rockin’ Foundation, which supports the music program in San Leandro public schools.