Cindy Blackman Santana is a virtuoso drummer whose artistry spans the realms of jazz and rock, creating magnificent musical time and space since the beginning of her career as a busking street performer in NYC in the 1980's through present. She has toured the globe and created albums, including her latest, the critically acclaimed Another Lifetime (2010). In addition to collaborating onstage and in-studio with her own group, also known as Another Lifetime, she has toured and recorded with artists including Pharoah Sanders, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Laswell, Joss Stone, Joe Henderson, Buckethead, Don Pullen, Hugh Masakela, and Angela Bofill. From 1993 to 2007, she was the drummer in Lenny Kravitz's band, through multiple world tours and hit albums. In 2010, she was part of the all-star line-up performing "Bitches Brew," a tribute to Miles Davis' seminal album staged at the San Francisco Jazz Festival and NYC Winter JazzFest.
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