Anderson Quintero

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Anderson Quintero began his musical career at the age of seven when he joined Salserin, the only children salsa orchestra in the world. Throughout his journey in this group, the young Quintero demonstrated the talent inherited from his father and the rest of his paternal family who have been recognized as the greatest percussionists in Venezuela. This experience led him to visit about 20 countries, and record 5 musical productions.


Nevertheless, the talent that flowed through Quintero’s veins grew stronger with his studies in the Conservatory José Angel Lamas along with lessons through which he discovered an interest for the drumset. His talent on the drums eventually led him to join several rock bands in Caracas, Venezuela.


During 2004 and 2005, Quintero was part of the band that accompanied Venezuelan singer/songwriter/Grammy Award Winner Franco de Vita on his tour “Mil y una Historias,” visiting more than 10 countries and securing 2 Grammy nominations in 2006. That same year Quintero met up with two ex-band members of Salserin, Servando, and Florentino and joined their band playing drums and the timbales.


In mid-2006, Quintero moved to New York City where he began to gain international recognition. Since then, he has performed with Jerry Rivera, Obie Bermudez, Louie Vega, Don Omar, Servando Y Florentino, Chino Y Nacho, Luisito Quintero Percussion Madness, Paloma San Basilio, Huascar Barradas , Aditus, Vanessa May, Kevin Jones, Tenth worlds, Sheila Charles (Ray Charles’ daughter), Emilly King, Taxi Amarillo, and Willie Colon’s bands with whom he has traveled internationally.


Anderson worked on a musical “Guarachera de América” about the life of Celia Cruz, in an Off-Broadway show. He was a first-call session drummer in Venezuela and has recorded with the most important artist in that country in many different styles of music. He was also on tour with the Venezuelan Trombone Ensamble. In 2011 joined the band of Spanish singer Paloma San Basilio, playing drums for their American tour and in the same year Anderson won a Grammy for Chino y Nacho’s album “Mi Nina Bonita.”


He recently recorded drums on the album “Punto Ciego” by Venezuela’s progressive rock band LEXESTET and on “Third Element” by Luisito Quintero. Anderson currently finds himself in Los Angeles California where he continues playing and recording for artist from different genres of music such as Lucy Khanyan Harout Pamboukjian, Danny Rey, Siroto, Leslie Grace & Maluma (Aire), Luisito Quintero ("3rd Element" Latin Grammy 2015 nomination), Dances of Peru, Do you speak Djembe (playing in the Ted Talk conference) as well as Nestor Torres. He recently played with the Mexican superstar Yuri on the recording of her new DVD named "En Primera Fila." For his work on Raul Agraz's "Between Brother," Anderson received yet another Latin Grammy 2016 nomination. In 2016, he joined PHILM.

 

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