|Born||November 16, 1948|
The Bronx, New York, United States
|Genres||Jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, world fusion, jazz fusion, soul, funk, disco|
|Associated acts||Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion|
Sammy Figueroa (born November 16, 1948, The Bronx, New York) is an American percussionist.At 18 he joined the band of bassist Bobby Valentín and also co-led the Brazilian/Latin fusion group Raíces.
With Average White Band
With George Benson
With Tommy Bolin
With David Bowie
With The Brecker Brothers
With Stephanie Mills
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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