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Spring Jazz Series 2019: Sammy Figueroa

May 31, 2019
Spring Jazz Series 2019: Sammy Figueroa

A Tribute to Cal Tjader

Part of NFuego Latin Jazz Series

Sammy Figueroa has long been regarded as one of the world's great musicians. As one of the music's leading percussionists he has played on countless records and is well-known for his versatility in a multitude of musical styles.

Besides playing with some of the world's greatest pop stars, such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey, Sammy has also played with a multitude of distinguished jazz artists including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and many, many more. 

When Sammy plays percussion he tells a story, creating a playful conversation with other musicians and taking the listener on a musical journey . As one of the world's greatest congueros, he is currently considered to be the most likely candidate to inherit the mantles of Mongo Santamaria and Ray Barretto. 

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