About Carlos Santana
To date, Santana has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time;” and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s.
In 2018, he released his first MasterClass. In it he teaches the art, heart, and soul of guitar, reaching deep into the spirituality and tonality of his playing to help students become more authentic and expressive artists. In June of 2019, inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Africa, Santana released the powerful, energy-infused full-length album Africa Speaks, which NPR called his “best record in decades” (NPR) and The New York Times ranked among "the fiercest albums in Santana’s 50-year career.” Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution. In their five-decade history, principal members Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson and Verdine White have performed sold out concerts all around the world, scored eight number one hits and have sold over 100 million albums. Their legacy includes an impressive nine Grammy Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor, celebrating their contributions to the world of arts and humanity. With a sound that blends funk, jazz, pop, and soul , Earth, Wind & Fire's artistry has influenced musical giants, such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Prince, and they continue to create music that will forever reach a sacred universal atmosphere.