SAMMY FIGUEROA and HIS LATIN JAZZ EXPLOSION
Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 8:00 PM EST
Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA
Percussionist Sammy Figueroa is considered one of the world’s great musicians. In a career spanning over thirty years he has played with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, the Brecker Brothers, Mariah Carey, David Bowie, John McLaughlin, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Chaka Khan, Blues Traveler, Ashford and Simpson, Natalie Merchant and countless others. He has also co-produced several albums, most notably the Cuban a cappella group Vocal Sampling.
His band, Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion, is one of the most exciting in jazz today. Known for their exciting performances, enhanced by Sammy’s ebullient humor , the band has recorded two albums, ‘And Sammy Walked In’, and ‘The Magician’, both honored with the Grammy Nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album.