Bobby Sanabria

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March 2007    Farewells

Ray Barretto

Ray was the quintessential Nuyorican. When I use that term with people who aren’t from NYC, they usually look at me with the same look I’m sure Albert Einstein got when he tried to explain black holes for the first time. Those who do get it invariably just...

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About Bobby Sanabria


Born and raised in the Ft. Apache section of South Bronx, the drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, educator and bandleader has been described as a mix of Billy Cobham, Buddy Rich and Tito Puente, but he’s quick to point out there’s a lot of Art Blakey, Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Don Ellis and even some Frank Zappa in there too.

Bobby Sanabria joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008