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The Salvador Santana Band to Play NYC's Highline Ballroom

The Salvador Santana Band (SSB), featuring bandleader, vocalist, composer & keyboardist Salvador Santana, brings their high energy fusion of conscious hip-hop, rock, funk, R&B and Latin music to the New York metropolitan area for two shows next week. On Friday, April 25, they'll take the stage at the Highline Ballroom in the meatpacking district on Manhattan's lower west side. The following night, Saturday, April 26, SSB rolls into New
Jersey to open for the Jakob Dylan-fronted group, The Wallflowers, at House
Of Blues Atlantic City.

Upcoming, the Salvador Santana Band will also be featured at the New
Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where they play the Acura Stage on
Sunday, May 4. The band has been on tour since February, when their debut
full-length album SSB was released. Their itinerary, which has primarily
been west of the Mississippi so far this year, has been a mix of solo dates
as well as opening slots for deSol, John Popper and Galactic. Highlights
have also included a March 12 performance at Austin, TX's SXSW Music
Festival, where their set was taped and portions featured as part of a
special for DirecTV that was broadcast to millions of subscribers
nationwide.

Salvador Santana served as album producer for the group's debut disc
SSB, which came out February 26 on his own VBE imprint, with distribution
through Tsunami Label Group. The album features guest collaborations with
Asdru Sierra of Ozomatli, DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5), Ryan Tedder of One
Republic and Carlos Santana. In addition to Salvador, the band's line-up
includes: vocalist Quincy McCrary (formerly of Quetzal and Burning Star),
bassist Emerson Cardenas, guitarist Woody Aplanalp (Lauryn Hill, Nels
Cline, Thomas Mapfumo, etc.), drummer Tony Austin (who also sits in with
Solomon Burke) and ex-Ozomatli multi-instrumentalist Jose "Crunchy"
Espinosa.

The Salvador Santana Band can also be heard on the digital benefit
compilation album "Voto Latino - It's Your Country ... Represent!",
currently #1 on iTunes' Top Latin Albums chart. Voto Latino is a
non-partisan organization that works to promote an enfranchised America and
supports voter empowerment in the Latino community. Nacional Records, the
issuing label, and iTunes are both donating all proceeds from album sales
to Voto Latino's voter registration, education and empowerment initiatives




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