Back in September Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion played Smoke Jazz Club on the Upper West Side for the first time. Sammy’s special brand of sophisticated Latin jazz mixed with his ebullient sense of humor made the evening a wonderful success.
For those who missed the show and for those who came and loved it there’s another opportunity to experience Sammy and his band in this great venue. Plan on coming for dinner -- Smoke has a great kitchen.
The Jazz Foundation of America’s Puerto Rico fund has been helping many musicians who have lost their income and their homes. Sammy was born in the Bronx and raised in Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria’s aftermath has a been a time of great concern to him, his family and his fellow musicians on the island. On this evening Sammy will offer an autographed CD to all who donate $25 or more. A representative from JFA will be present to receive pledges and donations.
Sammy will be joined onstage by two brilliant Venezuelan virtuosos Silvano Monasterios (piano) and Gabriel Vivas (bass), Chilean sax master Anibal Rojas, Cuban trumpetist Dennis Hernandez and Puerto Rican drummer Nomar Negroni
The Jazz Foundation of America’s Puerto Rico fund has been helping many musicians who have lost their income and their homes.
Born in the Bronx and raised in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria’s aftermath has been of great concern to Sammy, his family and his fellow musicians on the island.
Sammy will be fund-raising for the JFA during the show and will offer an autographed CD to all who donate $25 or more. A representative from the Jazz Foundation will be present to receive pledges and donations.
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