Inspired by his South Bronx Afro-Cuban roots, percussionist Ray Mantilla rose to prominence in the early '70s, performing with a host of prestigious bands, and eventually led his own band in the '80s, the Ray Mantilla Space Station. All this time Mantilla remained active and continued his prolific streak into the 2000s.
Born in 1934, in the South Bronx, Mantilla's musical career began early. By the time he was in his 20s, he was already performing in New York, blending his Afro-Cuban roots with the… Show more
|TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival: Ray Mantilla||Mon, Nov 10 7:30p 2014-11-10T19:30:00-05:00||New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ|