Juan

Sergio Blass

Juan "El Zurdo" Carrillo

About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2018

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Sergio Blass
Yeiko Worship Band
Adlan Cruz

Other Affiliation
Top Jimmies

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„My sound is my fingerprint, an elegant and delicate sound . That's why Paiste is a part of me.“

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Biography

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Juan has polished his instinctive talent and skills for over 30 years, naturally becoming one of Puerto Rico’s most accomplished and sought after musicians. Juan’s honing seasons and early stages of his career date back to the late 90’s where he could be found playing at churches, stadiums and recording studios, touring with christian music latin artists. His career expanded as he was exposed to more audience in the christian music market, while drawing attention from mainstream acts and performers who would notice Juan’s innate and impeccable skills as a drummer, inviting him to share his talent with them. Influences like Dave Weckl and the late Jeff Porcaro have given Juan much inspiration in this craft, and, like them, Juan is seeking and pursuing to be the best he can be with each performance. The list of artists that Juan recorded and performed live with are inestimable mentioning some will enlighten you to his remarkable career and opportunities that he has had at every level over the years. His first touring experience was with the christian music artist Vanessa Vissepó in her first two albums. Juan Carrillo has recorded and/or performed with some of the biggest names on the Christian and Pop music industry in Puerto Rico and Latin America such as Vanessa Vissepó - Grupo Cadmiel - Rene Gonzalez - Adlan Cruz - Los Tres Pianistas - Manolo Mongil - Misael Roldan - HUK - Maleywa Soul - Yeiko Worship Band - Son’s of God - Miguel Cancel (ex-menudo) - Sergio Blass (ex-menudo) - J Rochet - Idalee - Zammy Peterson - Yaire - Chali Hernandez - Alberto Carrion - Miguel Figueroa - The Blue Chapel - The Finger - Ana del Rocio - Isabelle Valdez - Alicia Torres - Isaac Manzanillo - Leslie Delgado - Consuelo Ochoster - Nicole Montiel - Redimido - Bethliza - Raymond Acevedo (ex-menudo) - MDO - Camerata Pops Symphonic Orchestra - Jose Juan Tañon - Hilda Ramos - Fabian Robles - Laura Rey - Danny Rod - Daniel & Onix . Although recording and performing in various studios and multiples stages Juan’s daily activity, currently Juan is performing live with international artist and Ex- Menudo , Sergio Blass, Top Jimmies- (A Tribute to classic Van Halen) and the International Concerti's Pianist Adlan Cruz as a Musical Director and drummer also he’s a permanent member of the band Son’s Of God. Juan has performed on the Puerto Rico Drummers Jam Fest in the past years 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 and also Juan’s drum clinic in 2014 was sponsored by the Drummers Jam organization. In 2020 Juan Plays at the Florida Drum Show sponsored by Heavenly Drums company. Juan Carrillo is known as “El Zurdo” within the music industry in Puerto Rico and is very envolved with the drummers community in Puerto Rico.In October 2022 Juan was featured and interviewed on SHOOTOUT ATLANTA MAGAZINE. Juan is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals , Innovative Percussion Sticks , Humes & Berg and TnR Products.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, powerful, crisp. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, cutting open sound, clear, defined closed sound. Crisp chick sound. Bright hi-hat with a wide range for articulate playing in medium loud settings to cutting power in very loud situations.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

  • Sounds