Past Players

Keyboards

  • Freddie Ravel – 2009-2010
  • Chester Thompson – 1983-2009
  • Gregg Rolie – Keyboards/Vocals – 1966-72
  • Tom Coster – 1972-78, 1983-84
  • Richard Kermode – 1972-73
  • Chris Rhyne – 1978-79
  • Alan Pasque – 1979-80
  • Richard Baker – 1980-82
  • David Sancious – 1984
  • Sterling Crew – 1985

Drums

  • Rod Harper – 1966-67
  • Bob Livingston – 1967-69
  • Michael Shrieve – 1969-74, 1988
  • Ndugu Leon Chancler – 1974-76, 1988
  • Gaylord Birch – 1976, 1991
  • Graham Lear – 1976-84, 1985-87
  • Chester C. Thompson – 1984
  • Walfredo Reyes – 1989-91, 1992-93
  • Billy Johnson – 1991, 1994, 2000-2001
  • Rodney Holmes – 1993-94, 1997-2000
  • Tommie Bradford – 1994
  • Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez – 1997
  • Ricky Wellman – 1997
  • Dennis Chambers – 1998-2013
  • Jose Pepe Jimenez – 2013-2015

Vocals

  • Gregg Rolie – Keyboards/Vocals-1966-72
  • Leon Thomas – 1973
  • Leon Patillo – 1974-75
  • Greg Walker – 1975-76, 1976-79, 1983-85
  • Luther Rabb – 1976
  • Joel Badie – 1976
  • Alex Ligertwood – 1979-83, 1984-85, 1987, 1989-91, 1992-94
  • Buddy Miles – 1986, 1987
  • Tony Lindsay – 1991, 1995 -2015
  • Vorriece Cooper – 1992-93
  • Curtis Salgado – 1995

Bass

  • Gus Rodriguez – 1966-67
  • David Brown – 1967-71, 1974-76
  • Tom Rutley – 1971-72
  • Doug Rauch – 1972-73
  • Byron Miller – 1976
  • Pablo Telez – 1976-77
  • David Margen – 1977-82
  • Keith Jones – 1983-84, 1989
  • Alphonso Johnson – 1985-89, 1992
  • Benny Rietveld – 1990-92, 1997-
  • Myron Dove – 1992-1996

Bongos, Congas, Percussion

  • Michael Carabello – Congas 1966-67, 1969-71
  • Marcus Malone – Congas-1967-69
  • Jose ‘Chepito’ Areas – Timbales-1969-77, 1988-89
  • Rico Reyes – Timbales-1971, 1972
  • Victor Pantoja – Timbales-1971
  • Coke Escovedo – Timbales-1971-72
  • Pete Escovedo – Timbales-1971, 1977-79
  • James Mingo Lewis – Congas-1972-1972
  • Raul Rekow 1976 – 2013
  • Armando Peraza – Congas, Bongos-1976, 1977-90
  • Francisco Aguabella – Congas – 1969 – 1971
  • Orestes Vilato – Timbales – 1980 – 87

Guitar

  • Myron Dove – (rhythm guitar/piccolo bass) 2003 – 2005
  • Tom Fraser – 1966-67
  • Neal Schon – 1971-72
  • Chris Solberg – 1978-80
  • Buddy Miles – 1986

Horns

  • Bill Ortiz – 1999-2016 Trumpet
  • Jeff Cressman – 1999-2016 Trombone

Woodwinds

  • Jules Broussard – Saxophone 1974-75
  • Oran Coltrane – Saxophone-1992
  • Russell Tubbs – Flute – 1978

Special Guests

Special Projects

Santana / Shorter Tour – 1988:

  • Wayne Shorter – Saxophone
  • Carlos Santana – Guitar
  • Chester Thompson – Keyboards
  • Patrice Rushen – Keyboards
  • Alphonso Johnson – Bass
  • Ndugu Chancler – Drums
  • Armando Peraza – Congas, Bongos, Percussion
  • Chepito Areas – Timbales

Viva Santana Tour – 1988:

  • Carlos Santana – Guitar
  • Alphonso Johnson – Bass
  • Chester Thompson – Keyboard
  • Greg Rollie – Keyboard
  • Michael Shrieve – Drums
  • Armando Peraza – Bongos, Percussion
  • Chepito Areas – Timbales