October 7, 2013

Donna Cozzi

Name: Donna Marie Cozzi

Location: Bronx, New York

Why You Love Santana’s Music: I love Santana’s music because Carlos’s Guitar, Raul’s congas, plus Tony and Andy’s singing brings me the emotions that make me truly feel alive: Happiness, Peace, Joy, and to dance to every beat, sing along to the words of every song… and really “feel the music” in my belly… is what makes me truly love Santana’s music…

Especially when we live in a world that is not filled with those emotions of happiness, peace and joy…

Carlos has the “natural gift” to do that… his music inspires those feelings, to me… to be a kind and compassionate person, as I have always been, to everyone I meet. I believe I have that same connection spiritually that Carlos portrays through his music… and I was truly honored when Carlos approached me from the stage on September 19, 2010 in Wantagh, NY, and reached down to hold my hand… and when I turned around to my seat, everyone was smiling at me and it felt like they saw true happiness on my face… that was something I will never forget…


How Many Times You’ve Seen Carlos Live and Where/When:

  • Wantagh, NY: August 10, 2002 – Rob Thomas did Smooth
  • Wantagh, NY: June 21, 2003 – Angelique Kidjo opened up
  • Wantagh, NY: September 17, 2006 – VIP Party for Fan Club East Coast
  • Las Vegas, NV: September 2008 – Hard Rock Hotel Show
  • Madison Square Garden, NYC: I think it was February of 2009
  • Wantagh, NY: September 19, 2010 – Steve Windwood opened up

Random Santana-related Fact: My Jeep Liberty Sport Truck was purchased at a Jeep dealer located in Yonkers, NY and one of the salesmen was named “Carlos Santana”