Juan El Zurdo Carrillo

Sergio Blass

Juan El Zurdo Carrillo

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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 15 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 Rene Gonzalez, Misael Roldan, HUK, Miguel Cancel (ex-Menudo), Adlan Cruz, Manolo Mongil , Idalee, Maleywa Soul, Zammy Peterson, Son’s of God, J Rochet and most recently, Sergio Blass (ex- Menudo). Although recording and & performing in various studios and multiples stages is Juan’s daily activity, currently Juan is performing live with international artist 80ies teen idol Ex- Menudo , “Sergio Blass”, “Top Jimmies- (A Tribute to classic Van Halen)” and the Gospel music band “Yeiko” & The Worship band as a Musical Director and drummer and he’s a permanent member of the band “Son’s Of God”. Also, 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. 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. Juan is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals , Innovative Percussion Sticks , Aquarian Drumheads , Humes & Berg and TnR Products.

Setup Cymbals

  • 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
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, clean mix. Slightly heavy feel. Clear, full open sound. Cutting, precise chick sound. Good for heavier playing.

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