José "Chepito" Areas (born 25 July 1946 in León, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan percussionist. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as percussionist for the Latin rock group, Santana, from 1969-1980. In 1997, he performed on the album entitled Abraxas Pool with other former members of Santana.
In addition to his work with Santana, he has released solo work including his 1974 self-titled Latin rock and soul album, Jose "Chepito" Areas, on Columbia/CBS Records.
- ^ "Santana". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2007-12-15.