Bronx conguero Sammy Figueroa brings Latin jazz to Tampa’s Straz Center this weekend

He was in the bands of Bowie, Miles Davis Chaka Khan and more.

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JOE WINCHESTER

He’s played in the ensembles of luminaries from David Bowie and Chaka Khan to Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, but Sammy Figueroa plays bandleader on Sunday when His Latin Explosion blows into Straz Center’s Ferguson Hall for an evening of Latin jazz that fuses the rhythms of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and more. We don’t think the 71-year-old conguero will hate you for dancing in the aisles. 

Friday, Dec. 8. 7:30 p.m. $29.50. Ferguson Hall, 1010 N. Macinnes Pl., Tampa. strazcenter.org

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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