Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion

Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion

Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion

Sammy Figueroa [percussion]   Chris Rogers [trumpet]   Troy Roberts [saxophone]   Silvano Monasterios [piano]   Gabriel Vivas [bass]   Ludwig Alfonso [drums]


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Master percussionist Sammy Figueroa, long regarded as one of the world’s great congueros, has performed on countless records in a multitude of musical styles. In addition to popular artists such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey, Figueroa has also worked with jazz greats like Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, and George Benson. From 2010 to 2013, he toured the world with the Rollins and appears on his last three albums, the Grammy nominated Road Shows Vol. 2, Road Shows Vol. 3 and the recently released Holding The Stage, Road Shows Vol. 4.  When Figueroa plays percussion, he is telling a story, creating a playful conversation with other musicians, and taking the listener on a musical journey.