Rick Arroyo

Rick Arroyo


live exciting Latin Jazz and Salsa in the styles of Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barretto.. Music for Listening as well as Dancing.


Rick Arroyo
Born in the Bronx, New York, Rick Began playing piano at the age of 9, drums at age 11, congas and vibraphone at the age of 14. He started playing professionally at the age of 15.

Composer and arranger, Rick appeared in The Coral Reef Lounge at Mandalay Bay every Monday night for four years with his 10 piece Latin dance band, The Latin Percussion Ensemble. He has played at The Blue Note, The House Of Blues, The Rio, The MGM Grand, Bellagio’s, Caesars Palace, The Stardust, New York, N.Y. ( in the George Hamilton Cigar Lounge) and many other locations in Los Angeles and in Las Vegas. Rick has performed at several of The City Of Lights Jazz Festivals, The Clark County Amphitheatre, The Reed Whipple Community Center and other venues including radio and television Simulcast.

Rick has recorded and or played with Luis Conte, Bill Laster, Karen Briggs, Dick Mitchell, Dan St. Marsais, Artie Webb, Francisco Aguabella, Papo Conga, Dan Weinstein, David Romero, Joe Torres, Poncho Roman, Johnny Conga, Papo Rodriguez, Tata Palau, Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez, Luis Miranda, Bobby Matos, Johnny Polanco, Pachito Alonso, Eddie Resto, Larry White, Hector Casanova, Dick Berk, Ramon Flores, Art Velasco… Shared the stage with The Yellow Jackets, Fatburger, The Rippingtons, Gerald Albright, Carl Fontana Everrett Harp, Gilberto Santa Rosa and many others.

He has opened for Tito Puente, Willie Chirino, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Jesus Alemany, Cubanismo, David Benoit, Richard Elliott, Michael McDonald, Donna Summers, The Beach Boys, Sammy Hagar and many others.

Whether with a trio, quartet, quintet or full 10 piece orchestra Rick can provide Latin Jazz, straight ahead jazz, Funk or most styles of music.

Contact (702) 278-1982


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Set List

Salsa- Indestructible, Anacaona, Ahora Si, Llanto de Cocodrillo, AGozar Con Mi Combo, Ran kan kan, Sofrito, Cocinando, Oye Como Va, Seguire Sin Sonar, Bilongo (Negra Tomasa), A Si Se Compone Un Son, Vamonos Pa'l Monte, Cana Brava, Puerto Rico etc...

Jazz and Latin- Milestones, So What, Wave, Girl from Ipanema, Little Sunflower, A Night in Tunisia, Autumn Leaves, All of me, Blue Bossa, Misty, In Your own Sweet Way, Bernies Tune, Speak Low, A Train, Satin Doll, St. Louis Blues, One Note Samba, All Blues, Well You Needn't, Killer Joe, Sunny, Watch What Happens etc...

Contemporary- Masquerade, Song for my Father, Just the Two of Us, My Latin Brother, What's Going On, Feel Like Making Love, Listen Here, Watermelon Man, Cameleon, Equinox, Cold Duck Time etc..