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Carlos Santana Performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana performed with The Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line on February 6, 2010 (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Our thanks for Las Vegas photographer Erik Kabik for these photos and this report:

The Drum Line entered The Joint while playing, walked through the audience and up onto the stage where they performed the opening number with Carlos and The Santana Band.

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff were in attendance at the show tonight as well, and Carlos stopped at one point during the show to introduce them to the audience. Carlos was reflecting on his experience as he has become more and more acquainted with Las Vegas. He spoke of the generosity of the people he has met in Las Vegas and noted his associations with Three Square Food Bank and most recently his partnership with Andre Agassi Foundation. Santana praised his friends Agassi and Graff before going back into the rest of his set that included John Coltrane’s ‘ A Love Supreme’, ‘Smooth’, ‘Jingo’, Soul Sacrifice’ and Cream’s ‘ Sunshine Of Your Love’.

Having the unique opportunity to see Supernatural Santana 6 times since the beginning of its run, this has to be one of the most energetic, powerful nights I have seen. It was a packed house tonight at The Joint and Carlos was shredding solos on his Paul Reed Smith custom guitars. I was up front photographing the show for the Black Magic Woman that went into Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Third Stone From The Sun’ jam and you could tell right away this was going to be a special show. It feels like Santana is more comfortable than ever in The Joint and it is reflected in the music. It’s not just a venue where he is playing a show… it’s his room and he commands it. The show evolves over time and the sets change making it a great show to go back and revisit during it’s various runs. His upcoming shows are schedule for February 10, 12, 13, 14 and 17th.

— Erik Kabik

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line
Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line
Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line
Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line
Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line
Carlos Santana performs with Andre Agassi Prep Academy Drum Line

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana at The Joint
Carlos Santana at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff met with Carlos Santana backstage
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff met with Carlos Santana backstage

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com