Band member profiles
Born in 1973. Born in Fukuoka City, Japan. Studied under Pedro Umemura, leader of Pedro & Capricious. Later became a member of Pedro & Caprichas and played with them until 2003.
In 2003, he went to Cuba to study Cuban music in earnest. While studying in Cuba, he studied under Antonio Martinez and Eliel Lazo.
In June 2005, he was officially invited by the Ministry of Culture to perform at CUBADISCO in Cuba.
In 2008, he moved to the United States. In 2008, he moved to the U.S. and studied under Pedrito Martinez, an up-and-coming percussionist leading the current NY Latin scene.
He has performed and recorded with various artists in Japan and abroad, and has released three CDs.
As a member of «Jimmy Bosch y sexteto del otro mundo» led by Jimmy Bosch, a trombonist representing the New York salsa scene, he performed at the Salsa Festival in Singapore in 2014 and in Bangkok, Thailand in 2019. In 2019, he performed at the Salsa Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.
Born in Cuba. He was a member of the world tour of the international hit music documentary Buena Vista Social Club.
He began his professional career in 1988 as a vocalist in a Cuban band called Conjunto Supremo. In 1994, he joined the famous Cuban band Jovenes Clasicos del Son as vocalist and guitarist, touring Spain, France, Italy, England, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, and Ireland to great acclaim. In 2001, Carlos released the album «…Dame un chance» on Bis Music. He has toured abroad, including performances at New York’s Lincoln Center, as well as in France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, and other European countries. She has been making music in a wide range of genres such as salsa, merengue, bolero, son, bachata, reggae, Latin pop, etc. with many musicians in order to always convey the real music. Her sweet voice, which resonates from her whole body, attracts many people.
As a musician, he made his professional debut at the age of 13 in Lima, Peru. As the first step of his debut, he became a member of ORQUESTA CAMAGUEY, known as the most famous salsa orchestra in Peru at that time. He was then invited to join ORQUESTA LA NOVEL, where his talent as a musician was recognized and he was appointed orchestra director, a role he held for eight years, until 1997, when he composed his own music, NINA.
After that, he temporarily stopped working with the orchestra and devoted himself to composing music. However, in 1999, he was approached by his debut orchestra, ORQUESTA CAMAGUEY, where he gained more experience and participated in concerts in various places in rural Peru, and in 2003, he was recognized for a tour of Japan, where he performed numerous gigs within one month! In 2003, he was recognized for a tour of Japan, where he gave numerous gigs in one month. In 2004, he decided to leave the orchestra and do music in Japan on his own. After arriving in Japan, he first worked on his own unreleased music, then became the director of a number of private salsa orchestras, and is currently working with an orchestra he founded himself.
Later, he would share the stage with some of the most renowned orchestras internationally. EL GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO in Puerto Rico, HILDEMARO DE VENEZUELA in Venezuela, PETE PAGAN DE PUERTO RICO, and VICTOR MANUELLE DE PUERTO RICO, LA SONORA PONCENA DE PUERTORICO in Puerto Rico, EL GRUPO NICHE DE COLOMBIA in Colombia, CUBA LA CHARANGA HABANERA DE CUBA, MANOLITO Y SU TRABUCO DE CUBA, LOS HERMANOS MORENOS DE PUERTO RICO), LOS VAN VAN DE CUBA, OSCAR DE LEON DE VENEZUELA in Venezuela, RICHIE RAY Y BOBBY CRUZ DE PUERTORICO, and DAVID PAVON DE PUERTO RICO of Puerto Rico, NINO ZEGARRA DE PUERTO RICO of Puerto Rico, ADALBERTO Y SU SON DE CUBA LA CHARANGA FOREVER DE CUBA, ARABELLA DE COLOMBIA in Colombia, and many others.
He is currently the founder and director of the AFINQUE ORQUESTA (AFINQUE ORQUESTA)
Participated in events as a keyboardist.
At the age of 18, he formed a rock band called LUM and played the drums. As a cover band of a famous band in the 80’s, they performed at popular clubs in the capital Lima at the time.
After coming to Japan
1994: Formed a rock band and played drums.
1996: Started learning Latin music seriously. Participated in Latin events as a bassist
In the same year, I woke up to the interest of Peruvian music. He started playing «Musica criolla», one of Peru’s traditional music, at events.
2009: Participated as director and bassist of musica criolla at the Peruvian Independence Festival organized by the Peruvian Embassy.
2011: Formed a salsa band. He has appeared on numerous stages as a leader and bassist.
He is in charge of the backing band of Japanese professional musicians and is performing all over Japan.