It is hard to imagine the world of percussion without the sounds of Roberto Quintero. His loyalty and dedication to the Afro-Caribbean heritage of Venezuela has brought him a total astonishing number of 17 Grammy Awards. His discography includes collaborations with icons of Salsa, Latin Jazz, Pop and Instrumental Music. Roberto’s powerful multicultural roots have shared the stage with artists like Céline Dion, Oscar D Leon, Marc Anthony, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, David Samuels (Caribbean Jazz Project), Hector Martignon, Franco de Vita, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Afro Bop Big Band, Diane Schuur, Luisito Quintero and Contrabass Guitarist Virtuoso Juan Garcia-Herreros - just to name a few.

Roberto Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela where he grew up in one of the most renowned musical families as the son of Ricardo Quintero and Eglee Correa. At age 7 he received his first lessons by his father which led him to play both the Guitar and the Venezuelan Cuatro. After a short period of time his great musical talent was developed and he could study at the Caracas Conservatory. His mentors include names such as Jesús “Totoño“ Blanco and Marides Mijares. With his parent’ support he was able to make his first musical steps alongside some of his famous family members Nene, Chu, Rafael and Rosalia Quintero.

In Venezuela he has been part of an extensive number of recordings and performances with numerous world-renowned artists. This includes a 5 year period of touring with Salsa Star Oscar D. Leon.

After his enormous success in his home country he decided to broaden his horizons and move to New York where he currently resides. Here he could fulfil many of his musical dreams, performing alongside countless international stars. Roberto Quintero is an extremely versatile percussionist and is able to enrich the sound of any musical genre.
To date his professional studio work on the Percussion is documented on more than 1.000 recordings worldwide.

He has received the highest recognition by international music magazines such as Drum Magazine, which featured his artistry with a profound and touching portrait.


Awards & Recognitions

Latin Grammy Awards:
Caribean Jazz Project
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Spanish Harlem orchestra
Afro bop
Juan Garcia-Herreros “ Snow Owl “
Luisito Quintero
Franco de Vita
Hector Martignon
Ruben Blades
Roberto Quintero

Grammy Awards:
Caribean Jazz Project
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Diane Schuur
David Samuels
Gonzalo Rubalcaba


Recordings:
incognito
Group Chicago
Celiné Dion
Aretha Franklin
Patti Smith
Celia Cruz
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Domingo Quiñonez
Isaac Delgado
Diane Shuur
Steve Grossman
David Valentin
Steve Khan
Ralph Irrizarry
Grupo Chicago
Boby Watson
Roy Haynes
Roy Hargove
David Sancious
Dave Weckl
Jack DeJohnnette
Chick Corea
Antonio Sanchez
John Patituci
Luis Perdomo
Richard Bona
Angeline Kidjo
Gato Barbieri
Ray Barreto
Juan Garcia-Herreros “Snow Owl“

Festivals / Concerts:
North See Jazz Festival
JVC Festival
Montreal Jazz Festival
Jazz á Vienne
Hungria Jazz Festival
Jazz Fest Wien
Jazz Plaza
Akbank Sanat Estambul
Heiniken Jazz Festival
Curacao Jazz Festival
Circuito de Jazz Colombia
Bolivia FestiJazz
Wiener Konzerthaus
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Umbria Jazz Festival
Jazz Niza
Red See Jazz Festival
Sierra Nevada Jazz Festival
Burghausen Jazz Festival
Barquicemeto Jazz Festival


Cooperationes

Salsa:
Oscar D Leon
La India
Celia Cruz

Marc anthony
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Ruben Blades
Jerry Rivera
Jose Alberto Canario
Domingo Quiñones
Isaac Delgado

Latin Jazz:
Ray Barreto
Spanisch Harlem Orchestra
Eddi Palmieri
David Valentin
Ralph Irrizarry
Juan Garcia-Herreros “ Snow Owl “

Pop:
Celiné Dion

Pop Rock:
Grupo Chicago

Soul:
Aretha Franklin

Rock:
Patti Smith

Postbop:
Bobby wadson

Funk:
Roy Hargrove
ingconito
Afro-Caribbean:
Angelique Kidjo
Richard Bona

Jazz:
Diane Schuur
Steve Khan
Roy Haynes
Roy Hargrove
Dave Weckl
Jack DeJohnnette
Chick Corea
Antonio Sanchez
John Patitucci
Luis Perdomo
Richard Bona
Gato Barbieri

Fusion:
Dave Weckl

Endorsements:
Gon Bops
Sabian
Skin Remo
Dw Drums
Innovative Percussion

Links:
www.roberto-quintero.net
www.facebook.com/robertoquinterofans
www.instagram.com/robertquintero
www.twitter.com/robert_quin