Summer Jazz Series with Sammy Figueroa & Maria Rivas
Legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa and Venezuelan Jazz singer Maria Rivas will delight audiences with a Latin Jazz-inspired concert on September 18 at Faena Theater during our third annual Summer Jazz Series.
September 18 | Sammy Figueroa & Maria Rivas
Famed percussionist Sammy Figueroa returns to Faena Theater with His Latin Jazz Explosion for another explosive performance of Latin Jazz featuring special guest Maria Rivas.
As one of music's leading percussionists, Figueroa has played with some of the world's greatest artists, such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and many more.
Sammy Figueroa and His Latin Jazz Explosion will be joined by Maria Rivas, a celebrated Venezuelan Latin jazz singer whose most recent album, “Motivos”, was nominated for a 2018 Latin Grammy. Rivas has also been recognized as a Latin Grammy Official Artist.
Faena LIVE and American Airlines proudly present the third annual Summer Jazz Series at Faena Theater, a five-month concert series featuring jazz’s brightest stars and emerging talent.
Curated by Grammy-nominated producer Rachel Faro and hosted by the legendary Grammy-nominated percussionist, Sammy Figueroa, the 2019 installment of Faena’s Summer Jazz Series will feature intimate performances by rising pianist Brandon Goldberg, singer Veronica Swift with the Shelly Berg Trio, singer Alicia Olatuja, and pianist Matthew Whitaker. Host Sammy Figueroa will close out the spectacular series alongside Sammy Figueroa's Latin Jazz Explosion and Maria Rivas.
The third annual Summer Jazz Series at Faena Theater debuts on May 15 with monthly performances through September. Past artists of this exciting series include Grammy award-winner Jazzmeia Horn, Grammy nominee Christian Sands, Brazilian singer Mirella Costa and singer/composer Allan Harris.