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ROCK | Santana


I caught Santana in concert a couple of years ago, and the show was flawless. The crisp, clean sound, the lights, the backing band, and the man himself made me feel like I was at the Grammys. Everything about Carlos Santana's band was big; in fact, it was double sized with two percussionists, dual guitars, trumpet and trombone, and two lead vocalists. The big screen paid homage to Santana's performance at Woodstock, and his group performed the hits, including "Jingo," which turned the guitar-centric act into a mind-blowing percussion feast. I imagine that Santana's current Transmogrify Tour will conjure up another dazzling display.

Santana performs Friday, August 18, at CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. 8 p.m. $30.50-$95.50.,