Max Salazar (April 17, 1932 – September 19, 2010) was an American musicologist specializing in the history of Latin music.
His 2002 book "Mambo Kingdom: Latin Music In New York" (ISBN 0825672775) contains a number of articles about the Mambo legend Tito Puente and over 200 other dance articles for the Village Voice, Latin Times, Billboard, etc.
He was a senior editor of the Latin Beat Magazine magazine and the contributing editor of the Impacto magazine. He was a lecturer at the UCLA, Smithsonian Institution and several colleges.
External links 
- Obituary in All About Jazz
- Salazar, Max, "Joe Quijano: la Pachanga se baila así", Latin Beat Magazine, August, 1998
- Salazar, Max, "Gabriel Oller: Aguinaldos de Salsa - TT: Gabriel Oller: Salsa Music bonus", Latin Beat Magazine, March, 2000