LUISITO QUINTERO

 

LUISITO QUINTERO

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth:  
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Band: Luisito Quintero
Genres: Afro-Cuban, Afro-Venezuelen
Instruments: Drums, Percussion
Occupation: Musician, Instructor
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Biography

 
 

Luisito Quintero experienced music in his own home as a child under the guidance of his father, a respected Venezuelen percussionist. Luisito Quintero studied Afro-Venezuelen and Afro-Cuban music with his father until he formally studied at The Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. As an adolescent, Luisito Quintero impressed the Group Guaco, a popular Venezuelen musica ensemble, and they invited him to join them on timbales. Later Luisito Quintero played with El Trabuco Venezolano and Oscar D'Leon.

However, Luisito Quintero's big break came from Latin music wonder INDIA. The diva invited Luisito Quintero to perform as her percussionist, and they worked together for years. Luisito Quintero eventually became INDIA's musical director. While supported by Luisito, INDIA received two Latin Grammy nominations, a gold-certified album, and a Billboard award for best female salsa entertainer.

Luisito Quintero also served as the musical director for Louie Vega and the Elements of Life Band. In addition, Luisito Quintero acted as the co-musical director and the percussionist for Kevin Jones and Tenth World.

Luisito Quintero also found time to perform with Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, George Benson, Bill Cosby, Claudia Acuna, Ray Barreto, Eddie Palmieri, Maestro Johnny Pacheco, and countless other talented musicians.

 

 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1993 Caramelo Fantasmas Del C
1993 Durando Amilcar Boscan
1993 Preludio En Salsa Willman Cano
1993 Provocando Urbanda
1993 Ternuras Karolina
1994 Balbino Balbino
1995 Titan De La Salsa Alberto Barros
1996 Dominicano Para El Mundo Raulin
1996 Etnia Grupo Niche
1996 Familia RMM Recordando a Selena Various Artists
1996 Jazzin' Tito Puente/India/Count Basie Orchestra
1996 Paisajes de la Vida Johnny Rivera
1996 Regalame Tu Amor Danny Rojo
1996 Sol Y Luna Natusha
1996 Una Tercera Persona Jorge Luis
1997 Con Mucho Swing La Orquesta SalserÌn
1997 Entre Tu y Yo La Orquesta SalserÌn
1997 Nuyorican Soul Nuyorican Soul
1997 Sobre el Fuego India
1998 1998 Latin Grammy Nominees Various Artists
1998 Acompaname Orquesta Piel Morena
1998 Afro-Cuban Grooves, Vol. 3 Various Artists
1998 Caramelo Macizo Lupita
1998 Dimension Latina '98 Dimension Latina/Rey Ruiz/Andy Montanez
1998 Imaginate Raul Paz
1998 Licencia Para Enganar Isidro Infante
1998 Mi Forma de Sentir Yanko
1998 Mi Vida Es Cantar Celia Cruz
1998 Primera Servando y Florentino
1998 Ralph Irizarry & Timbalaye Ralph Irizarry & Timbalaye
1998 Remixes Nuyorican Soul
1998 Standing Together George Benson
1998 SueÒos Manuel Mauricio Guerrero
1999 Donde Me Coja la Noche Raulin Rosendo
1999 Formula Original Oscar D'LeÛn
1999 Scenes from My Life Richard Bona
1999 Sentir Robert Avellanet
1999 Sola India
1999 Standing Together George Benson
2000 Absolute Benson George Benson
2000 Celebrando Aqui Celebrando All· Various Artists
2000 Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Salsa Celia Cruz
2000 Like a Goddess When She Walks Alberto Shiroma
2000 Mi Primer Amor Kevin Ceballo
2000 Motherland DanÌlo Perez
2000 Tenth Anniversary Collection, Pt. 2: 1996-2000 Masters at Work
2001 Ascension Presents the Funky Lowlives The Funky Lowlives
2001 Chill Out in Paris Buddha Bar Presents David Visan
2001 Grammy Latin Nominees 2001 Various Artists
2001 Paraiso Caribbean Jazz Project
2001 Por Tu Placer Frankie Negron
2001 Raulin en Venezuela Raulin Rosendo
2001 Summer Feelin' Various Artists
2002 Derechos Reservados Domingo QuiÒones
2002 Game of Love Santana
2002 Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff
2002 Manhattan Vibes Christos Rafalides' Manhattan Vibes with
2002 Nu Afro Latin Various Artists
2002 Our Time Is Coming Masters at Work
2002 Remixes Victor Davies
2002 Rhythm of Life Claudia AcuÒa
2002 Salsa Es Mi Vida Gerardo Rosales
2002 San Carlo: Chill Out in Paris Various Artists
2002 Segundas Partes Tambien Son Buenas Franco De Vita
2003 Ana Cristina Ana Cristina
2003 Daniel RenÈ Daniel RenÈ
2003 Que Seas Muy Feliz Miles PeÒa
2003 Rewind! 3 Various Artists
2003 Silver or Lead Ursula Rucker
2003 Soul Heaven: London & Ibiza Little Louie Vega
2003 Soulheaven: London Ibiza - Mixed by Louie Vega Various Artists
2004 AviÛn de la Salsa Jimmy Bosch
2004 Brazilution 5.2 Various Artists
2004 Elements of Life Louie Vega
2004 Found Love Blaze
2004 ImaginaciÛn Grupo Niche
2004 In the House DJ Jazzy Jeff
2004 Luna Claudia AcuÒa
2004 Samba Sunset Various Artists
2004 Solohits: Salsa and Dance Latin Hits Remix Various Artists
2004 Southport Weekender, Vol. 2: Mixed by Blaze and Jo Cl Various Artists
2004 Venezuelan Zinga Son, Vol. 1 Los Amigos Invisibles
2005 A Mi Manera Marco Santi
2005 Alive Grupo Niche
2005 Atrevete a Olvidarme Brenda K. Starr
2005 Bar Susu: Ibiza Sessions Various Artists
2005 Brazilectro, Vol. 1-6 Various Artists
2005 Dance Ritual Louie Vega
2005 In Flux Ravi Coltrane
2005 Mayfield: Remixed - The Curtis Mayfield Collection Curtis Mayfield
2005 Retreated Tr¸by Trio
2005 Solarium/Delirium Cirque du Soleil
2005 Stop + Algo M·s Franco De Vita
2006 AB Aeterno Jason Lindner
2006 Beginner's Guide to Brazilian Lounge Various Artists
2006 Defected in the House Martin Solveig
2006 For the Love of House, Vol. 4 Various Artists
2006 Franco De Vita Live Franco De Vita
2006 Latina Cafe: Best Of Various Artists
2006 M·s de MÌ Charlie Cruz
2006 Melancolia Manuel Valera
2006 Mil y una Historias [2 CD/DVD] Franco De Vita
2006 Nueva Combinacion Transito
2006 Radical Minino
2006 Recordando A Cuba....Cubanoson Papo Ortega
2006 Soul Heaven Presents DJ Spen & Osunlade Various Artists
2006 Soul Heaven Presents Masters at Work Various Artists
2006 Style Project LA Stylez
2006 Thousand Beautiful Things Janis Siegel
2006 Tiki Richard Bona
2006 Underdog/El Subestimado Tego CalderÛn
2006 Welcome Home Mr V
2007 Alma LatÌna Arturo Romay
2007 Cantante Marc Anthony
2007 Hear the Sound Remixed Davies, Victor
2007 In the House: Louie Vega Various Artists
2007 Late Night with Groove Junkies Groove Junkies
2007 Live at the Playboy Mansion Bob Sinclar
2007 Night of Salsa: Broadway Edition Celia Cruz
2007 Percussion Maddness Revisited Luisito Quintero
2007 Space Between Chiara Civello
2007 United We Swing Spanish Harlem Orchestra
2007 Vivo por Ti Johnny Rivera
2007 We Are One Christ Tabernacle Choir
2008 De Benidicion en Benedicion Alfareros
2008 Voices and Visions Copyright
2008 Simplemente la Verdad Franco De Vita
2008 Mano a Mano Alberto Barros
2008 I Like It Like That: Fania Remixed Various Artists
2008 House Masters Little Louie Vega
2008 El Malo Vol. 2: Prisioneros del Mambo Willie Colon
2008 Dos Fanny Lu
2009 The Samba Club Night Ralph von Richthoven
2009 The Real Thing Vanessa Williams
2009 The Modern Sounds of Nicola Conte: Versions in Jazz Dub Nicola Conte
2009 The Last Aventura
2009 Se Pego la Mania Grupo Mania
2009 Nocturne for Ava Bob Sneider
2009 Louie Vega's Dance Ritual Vol. 1 Various Artists
2009 Independence Day Frankie Negron
2009 Defected in the House: Amsterdam 09 Various Artists
2009 Conquistador de Corazones Domingo Quinones
2009 Ananesworld Anane
2010 Viva la Tradicion Spanish Harlem Orchestra
2010 The Love & War MasterPeace Raheem DeVaughn
2010 Com Voce Margret
2010 Causes Perdues et Musiques Tropicales Bernard Lavilliers
2010 Asalto: Reloaded Eddy-K
2011 The Gaddabouts The Gaddabouts
2011 Supercubano Issac Delgado
2011 Miles Espanol: New Sketches of Spain Various Artists
2011 Mad Styles & Crazy Visions Vol. 2 Louie Vega
2011 Enrado en Tu Pelo Johnny Ray
2011 Busco un Pueblo Victor Manuelle
2012 SoundTravels Jack DeJohnette
2012 La Salsa Vive N'Klabe
2013 Viva Africando Africando
2013 Soy el Mismo Prince Royce
2013 Night Songs: A Late Night Interlude Janis Siegel
2013 Me Llamare Tuyo Victor Manuelle
2013 Far from Finished Bill Cosby
2013 Eclipse Elements of Life
2014 Viaje Ricardo Arjona
2014 Me Llamare Tuyo: Reloaded Victor Manuelle
2014 Afro Physicist Theo Croker
 

Noise

 
 
  • Luisito currently lives in West New York, New Jersey.
 

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