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Bobby Matos is a timbales player from the Bronx. He began on his grandmother's pots and pans, graduated to studying congas under Mongo Santamaria and Patata, and was convinced to take up timbales by Tito Puente and Willie Bobo.
Mr. Matos has performed and recorded with Miriam Makeba, Joe Loco, Ray Rivera, Ben Vereen, Bette Midler, and many others. He makes him home in Los Angeles, California nowadays, where he leads the Bobby Matos Latin Jazz Ensemble.
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