Santana is a Latin/blues pop rock group founded by Carlos Santana in the 1960’s. Carlos Santana will go down as one of the most original and prolific guitarists of all time. His sound is instantly recognizable and unique, and has certainly influenced Latin, jazz, and blues rock of all kinds. The band Santana set the stage for Carlos Santana to introduce to the world his catchy guitar melodies and intricate riffs, backed up by non-traditional jazz and Latin style percussion.
Santana is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has won multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy awards. Their widespread appeal to international markets has made the group of one the most successful rock groups in history, having sold more than 90 million records. The influence that Santana made on the rock world will impact rock and roll forever.