BIO

Carlos Yamasaki

Drummer, World Percussionist, Drum Instructor and clinician was born in Lima, Peru on April 11, 1986.

From an early age he showed interest in music.
The continued support of his mother, the renowned singer Eva Ayllon, opened the doors to the fascinating world of pentagrams. At the age of four, he was playing his native land instruments such as the cajon, donkey jaw and cajita.
Over some years, the drums were beating time with his heart and soul music, and under the baton of his musical godfather Alex Acuña, he discovered the infinite world of percussion.

During adolescence carlos mastered his technique, Joining the peruvian band Panguea. Later at the age of 15 he became a musician of the Eva Ayllon official band, traveling around the world he also played with the peruvian salsa band La Picante and Ray Callao.He also performed with one of peru best singers Carmen Montoro.

When he moved to the Big Apple many doors were opened with some Latin and world music groups in New York, highlighting as a percussionist with Verttigo , band nominated for the Latin Grammys for their cd "Nunca's 2 late" where carlos recorded percussion and drums and playing with Bareto from Peru, Ndaje from Senegal,El Klan from Bolivia and Grupo Baron from Mexico.He also experimented with the rock scene being the drummer for the indie rock band Somatic Habit,also on the Jazz and funk field with Dirty Laundry a funk,jazz,latin trio where he plays drums and percussion. He played with the international comedian Julio Sabala, also known as the man of the thousand faces,he also played with the cuban singer Albita. He is also playing with the spanish flamenco band Kanutto Garabatto where he plays percussion.He also performed with La Fabri-k and the Continental Show Band.He also plays with the psychedelic salsa band La Mecanica Popular.He also plays with salsa band Son D Kalle.He also recorded  drums in Eva Ayllon "criollo sinphonico live" cd.He played with peruvian singer and songwriter Francisco Ayllon and recorded drums and percussion on his cd "Gotas".He also performed with spanish rock band Autocontrol with this band he recorded drums on their album Machu Picchu.He also performes with international artist,Leon Gieco,Bahiano,Piero and Tania Libertad amd Inma Serrano from spain.He also plays percussion with the peruvian jazz quartet BAJOPONTINO this band has a residency in nj most important jazz club Trumpets Jazz club,he also plays percussion for the latin pop band PANACEA PROJECT he also performs with the peruvian singer Jaime Cuadra,he also plays for Los Mulatos de New Jersey and Afro Zumba.He also plays with Latin Sound Orquesta,he also plays with Miki Gonzalez,he also played drums with the grammy nominated band Cosa Nuestra.He also plays with Christian Fernandez ex singer for Grupo Gale,He also played with percussionist such as Ricardo Tiki Pasillas,Luisito Quinteros,Pedrito Martinez,Ron Powell,Richie Gajate,Roland Gajate,Marc Quiñones,Bobby Allende


He is also director, singer  and percussionist of the Afro-Peruvian music group Sarandango, trying to expose all of his Peruvian roots to the world.Sarandango has a song on one of the most important peruvian radio station, Radio Felicidad.Carlos is currently endorsed by Meinl percussion, kick port, Cympad, Bosso drumsticks, Sledgedpad, Noedrums, BZ bell, The RimRiser,Meinl Cymbals,Wj vintage collection,Jamtec Usa,Drummer Boy accessories,Booty shakers,Erres shoes california, Electric sunglases California and Citylocs brand and Somos Peruanos,stick tiwrl