Bobby Matos (The Bronx, New York, July 24, 1941 - November 11, 2017) was an American Latin jazz percussionist.
Bobby Matos began playing music by hitting pots and pans in his grandmother's apartment. As a youth, he studied with conga drum masters Patato Valdez and Mongo Santamaria. While playing all over New York, he was encouraged to play timbales by Willie Bobo and Tito Puente and in the late 60s attended The New School and the Manhattan School of Music. Around this time, he recorded "My Latin…
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