Yonkers, New York native Carlos Jimenez is the next generation of extraordinary Latin Jazz flute players. He follows in the footsteps of greats such as Dave Valentin & Hubert Laws.
Carlos’ musical passion began at the age of four, when under the guidance of his father he learned to play the trumpet. The family returned to Villalba, Puerto Rico where there then six-year-old musician continued his musical training eventually landing him admission to the prestigious Fransisco Zayas Santana's High School where he studied with the famous maestro, Professor Pablo Leon.
In 1995 Carlos returned to New York City to study at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. There he expanded his repertoire to jazz studying with master musicians Dave Valentin, Hilton Ruiz, Mario Rivera, Bobby Porcelli, Sonny Bravo, Alfredo Valdes Jr. and Mike Longo.
His talent and passion for Jazz, Latin Jazz, Salsa, as well as Brazilian and Asian sounds has resulted in him recording with many musical greats, including Hilton Ruiz, Stephan Rongetz, Sonny Bravo, Edy Martinez, Alfredo Valdez Jr., David Braham, Ruben Rodriguez, Dave Valentin, Jay Hoggard, David Schnitter, Sounders Sermons, Lewis Kahn, & Bobby Porcelli.
Carlos Jimenez is currently leading a great Latin Jazz/ Pop/Salsa band called "Carlos Jimenez Mambo Dulcet." After releasing "Red Tailed Hawk (Guaraguao) all of the tracks were hits in various countries publications and radio stations including # 1 in New York with Vicki Sola
CJMartinete Music Co. is an Independent Record Label own by Carlos Jimenez and has produce the following;
1) Arriving 2) El Flautista 3) Thoughts (Pensamientos) 4) Descarga Espiritual 5) Red Tailed Hawk (Guaraguao) 6) Feliz Navidad 7) My Christmas Gift 8) Red Tailed Hawk Vol. II 9) Goza Nena Goza
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