EPK_ROBERTO QUINTERO

BORN IN:
CARACAS, VENEZUELA

LIVES IN:
NEW JERSEY, USA

DRUMMING SINCE:

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BIO

In the world of percussion it is difficult to imagine not listening to the sound faithful to the Afro-Caribbean, folkloric and multicultural roots of Roberto Quintero, with his way of playing he always achieves the counterpoint rhythm that supports the musical situation.

Venezuelan percussionist, 42 times Grammy Award winner in genres such as Latin Jazz, Salsa, Pop, Instrumental Music with artists such as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, David Samuels (Caribbean Jazz project), Hector Martignon, Franco de Vita, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Juan Garcia -Herreros “Snow Owl” bass virtuoso, Afro Bop Big Band, Diane Schuur, Luisito Quintero, among others.

Roberto Quintero was born in Caracas, the son of Ricardo Quintero and Eglee Correa, a family of great musical recognition in Venezuela. At the age of seven, Quintero began to play the guitar and the Venezuelan cuatro, He took his father’s first classes. After being recognized for his great musical talent, he received musical training at the conservatory of Caracas Venezuela, among his teachers we can highlight Jesús (Totoño) Blanco and Farides Mijares. He has been supported by his parents and his extended family of outstanding musicians such as Luis, Carlos (Nene), Chu, Rafael and Rosalía Quintero with whom he begins to have his first musical experiences.

In Venezuela Roberto Quintero was part of extensive presentations, recordings with renowned artists and very successful musical groups, arriving in this musical journey to be the percussionist of the salsa star Oscar de León between 1991 and 1995.

After having achieved success in his native country, he decides to expand his musical knowledge in the United States.

In New York, where he has lived for 25 years, he has currently achieved all his musical dreams and is part of musical groups with very important international figures, Roberto Quintero is a versatile percussionist in any musical genre, a quality that leads him to collaborate with artists of different genres below mentioned.

He has received international recognition from percussion magazines such as Drum Magazine who made a very personal review of the life of this great artist and began to record the first recordings at the age of 16, so far there have been around 1,000 recordings.

Roberto Quintero has been chosen as an artist by different companies of very prestigious percussion instruments such as: Gong Bops, this company has made the congas with its brand “Roberto Quintero” and they were

inaugurated in 2018 at the renowned NAMM SHOW.

BORN IN:
CARACAS, VENEZUELA

LIVES IN:
NEW JERSEY, USA

ACTUAL PROYECTS:

QUINTERO´S SALSA PROJECT

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FAMILY

SPONSORS

CONGAS-Roberto Quintero Series

Crafted from premium fiberglass shells with Gon Bops California Series Contour Hardware and custom Remo Skyndeep heads, these drums produce deep, resonant bass tones and loud, cutting highs. The sound is perfectly balanced to project on the loudest stages while recording beautifully in the…

BONGOS-Roberto Quintero Series

Crafted from premium fiberglass shells with Gon Bops California Series Contour Hardware and custom REMO Skyndeep heads, this signature series bongo cuts with rich, piercing highs. The sound is perfectly balanced to project on the loudest stages while recording beautifully in the studio. The Roberto Quintero Bongo is a 7” & 8.5 pairing. Roberto Quintero is one of the world’s premiere Congueros, and working with him to develop this outstanding Bongo was an honor.