Legendary jazz percussionist Sammy Figueroa will be the next headline act on Norwegian Getaway’s GRAMMY® Experience at Sea beginning February 15, 2014. He will succeed Latin jazz flautist Nestor Torres after the ship’s inaugural Eastern Caribbean cruise, beginning an eight-week residency on Norwegian’s most spectacular ship from through April 12, 2014.
Sammy Figueroa has long been considered to be one of the great musicians of the world, known for his ability to play in all genres from bebop to pop, from Latin to R & B, from New Age to symphonic. In addition to his own three albums, two of which received GRAMMY® Nominations for Best Latin Jazz Album, he has played on countless GRAMMY®-winning hit records including Mariah Carey’s MTV Unplugged, David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance,’ Miles Davis’ ‘Man With A Horn,’ Sonny Rollins’ ‘Road Shows II,’ Average White Band’s ‘Cut The Cake,’ Nile Rogers’ ‘Chic’ and ‘Sister Sledge’ and countless other albums. He has also appeared regularly with the David Letterman and Saturday Night Live bands. In addition to his two GRAMMY® Nominations, he was twice named NARAS Percussionist of the Year.
Although Sammy spent many years as New York’s number one percussionist, it was in South Florida that he discovered a new vision as a solo artist. Moving to Miami in 2001, he became a part of a community of spectacular players, composers and arrangers from Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina and other Latin countries. Forming his own band with the best musicians in town, he never looked back. Now he

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