Armando Peraza in London, 1999
Armando Peraza (May 30, 1924 – April 14, 2014) was a Cuban-American Latin jazz percussionist. His career began during the 1950s.
He performed with many professional artists such as Perez Prado, Machito, George Shearing, Charlie Parker, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, and Carlos Santana. He was born in Havana, Cuba.
Peraza died from pneumonia on April 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California, aged 89.