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In Memoriam: Steve Berrios

It is with sincere regret that we announce the passing of Paiste artist Steve Berrios. The admired drummer and percussionist, most active in Latin Jazz circles, passed away on Thursday, July 25. Steve joined the Paiste family in June of 1971.

Steve was born in New York City Feb. 24, 1945 and was a founding member of the Fort Apache Band. He also worked at various times with Mongo Santamaria, Kenny Kirkland, Randy Weston, Alphonse Mouzon, Hilton Ruiz, Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers, Art Blakey, Joe Panama, Max Roach, Joe Chambers, Michael Brecker, Tito Puente, Chico O’Farrill, Larry Willis, Grover Washington Jr., Freddy Cole, the Mingus Big Band, Sonny Fortune, Ray Mantilla, Eddie Henderson, Willie Colon, Paquito D’Rivera and others.

His family has requested that anyone wishing to contribute to his funeral expenses make a donation here.

Donations can also be mailed to Jazz Foundation of America, 322 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10036.

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