Dr. Phillips Center Presents

Sammy Figueroa & Aymée Nuviola

June 7 & 8, 2024 | Judson's Live | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Sammy Figueroa & Aymée Nuviola

June 7 & 8, 2024 | Judson's Live | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. Learn more about the Judson's Live experience.


Sammy Figueroa has long been regarded as one of the world's great musicians. As one of music's leading percussionists, he has played on countless records and is well-known for his versatility in a multitude of musical styles. Besides playing with some of the world's greatest pop stars, such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey, Sammy has also played with a multitude of distinguished jazz artists including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and many more. (His relationship with Miles Davis is described at length in Miles' own words in his autobiography.)

When Sammy plays percussion, he tells a story, creating a playful conversation with other musicians and taking the listener on a musical journey. As one of the world's greatest congueros he is currently considered to be the most likely candidate to inherit the mantles of Mongo Santamaria and Ray Barretto.

In addition to his two Grammy Nominations for Best Latin Jazz, Sammy has been honored with numerous awards, including two NARAS Awards for Percussionist of the Year, two Drummie Awards for Best Hand Percussion and the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Best Percussionist.

Aymèe Nuviola, the multi-Grammy-winning singer, musician, songwriter and actress embodies a magical blend of musical genres. Born in Havana, Cuba into a family of musicians, some of her earliest memories are at the piano, working through melodies between lessons. Later, as she became a classically trained pianist and composer at the Manuel Samuell Conservatory, Cuba’s top music academy, she recalls her fascination with all kinds of music, from Debussy to bossa nova. Her sound is now highly influenced by the classical, American jazz, bossa nova, Cuban son, bolero and fílin genres.

Known as “La Sonera Del Mundo”, Aymée, is one of the founders of the “Timba” genre and the first female to lead a “Timba” band around the world. In 2021, she was selected by People en Español magazine as one of the 25 most powerful Latina women in the United States and was also named by Hola magazine to the "Latina 100 Top Powerhouse 2021" list.

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