Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 7:00 PM PDT
Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA
Salvador Santana was born in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a Latin instrumentalist whose main instrument is the keyboard. He sings and loves spoken word, but piano and keyboard have always been his mainstays. He is the son of ten-time Grammy winning guitarist Carlos Santana and poet/author Deborah Santana. His maternal grandfather, Saunders King, is an icon of American blues and his paternal grandfather, Jose Santana, is a legendary violinist and mariachi bandleader.
Santana began playing piano at the age of five. He was instructed by Marcia Miget. He later went on to study music at San Francisco School of the Arts High School. He took up playing percussion and found a niche with the tympani drum. He also played piano in the school's award-winning jazz band.
In 1999, Salvador collaborated with his father on the Grammy winning track “El Farol” off the smash album Supernatural.