Sammy Figueroa

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Sammy Figueroa
Born (1948-11-16) November 16, 1948 (age 72)
The Bronx, New York, United States
Genres Jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, world fusion, jazz fusion, soul, funk, disco
Years active1967–present
Associated actsSammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion
Website Official website OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Sammy Figueroa (born November 16, 1948, The Bronx, New York) is an American percussionist. [1] At 18 he joined the band of bassist Bobby Valentín and also co-led the Brazilian/Latin fusion group Raíces.


Selected Discography

[2] [3] [4]

As leader or co-leader

With Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion

As sideman

With Deodato

With Average White Band

With George Benson

With Blondie

With Tommy Bolin

With David Bowie

With The Brecker Brothers

With Stephanie Mills

With Chic

With Joe Cocker

With Melissa Manchester

With Miles Davis

With Joey DeFrancesco

With Peter Tosh

With Candi Staton

With Al Foster

With Hiroshi Fukumura

With Dave Grusin

With Daryl Hall & John Oates

With Debbie Harry

With Etta Jones

With Mick Jagger

With Stanley Jordan

With Debbie Gibson

With Chaka Khan

With Ben E. King

With Carole King

With Steven Van Zandt

With Earl Klugh

With Herbie Mann

With Jay McShann

With Bette Midler

With Charles Mingus

With Bob Mintzer Big Band

With Yoko Ono

With Jimmy Ponder

With Sonny Rollins

With David Lee Roth

With Diana Ross

With Paul Carrack

With Leo Sayer

With John Scofield

With Billy Squier

With Sister Sledge

With Patti Smith

With Spyro Gyra

With Luther Vandross

With Narada Michael Walden

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  1. Cole, George (2007). The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991. University of Michigan Press. p. 69. ISBN   9780472032600 . Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. Sammy Figueroa selected discography at
  3. Sammy Figueroa recording credits at AllMusic.
  4. Sammy Figueroa recording credits at Discogs.