Jingo the Santana Tribute
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Jingo the Santana Tribute

Hackettstown, NJ | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Hackettstown, NJ | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Latin



The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.



JINGO – A Musical Tribute to Carlos Santana is a New York area based Latin-Rock tribute band consisting of musicians from around the world creating the rhythmically sensual Afro-Latin-fusion-blues-rock music of Santana. The top flight musicians of JINGO capture all the excitement and energy of this guitar legend and his band, taking you on a Santana anthology journey, playing his best loved songs from 1969 to present day. JINGO draws upon and creates the Latin, rock and jazz influences that separated Santana from the typical rock band. 


The unique sound features Santana’s melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas, not generally heard in rock music. Emulating chart-topping hits like Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va, Evil Ways, Maria Maria, Smooth and signature instrumentals such as Jingo, Soul Sacrifice, Samba Pa Ti, and Europa.  JINGO brings older listeners back to the day, while introducing progressive rock newcomers to the sights and sounds that captures the true sounds and essence of Santana.

Concert audiences rave about their high energy shows and musical detail, which reproduces the excitement of Santana live, captivating the audience and leaving them wanting more.

 The members of Jingo are:
Rich Mertrud (keyboards, vocals), Les Piela (bass, bass pedals, vocals), Mike Smith (guitar), Tschaka Tonge (Lead vocals, conga’s, percussion), John Camilo (Timbales, backing vocals), Peter Tateo (Drums, backing vocals).

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