Jazz at Wolfson Presents Latin Percussionist Sammy Figueroa Oct. 12

Miami, Sept. 26, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy Department continues its successful jazz series, Jazz at Wolfson Presents, with Latin Percussionist Sammy Figueroa, at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, in downtown Miami. All Jazz at Wolfson Presents concerts are free and open to the public.

Percussionist Sammy Figueroa is considered one of the world’s great musicians. In a career spanning over 30 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 count- less others. He has also co-produced several albums, most notably the Cuban a cappella group Vocal Sampling.

Figueroa is also a popular radio host: The Sammy Figueroa Show airs out of South Florida’s WDNA-FM and can be heard every Monday from 11 a.m. to noon, streaming worldwide on www.wdna.org.

Figueroa is currently appearing in the band of saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins. In September 2010, he performed at Rollins’ 80th birthday celebration at the Beacon Theatre, and in 2010 and 2011, he appeared with Rollins in Japan, Australia, several countries in Europe and the U.S. In 2010, Figueroa signed with Senator Entertainment AG, one of Germany’s largest media companies. His third album, Urban Nature, was released in 2011.

For a complete list of concerts, please visit http://www.mdc.edu/main/jazzatwolfsonpresents.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Di Liddo at 305-237-3930.