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Juan Carrillo

Yeiko Worship Band, Sergio Blass, Top Jimmies
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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, 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 “Yeio” & 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 involved with the drummers community in Puerto Rico.

Juan uses the BNA-1 Nashville stick and the Chris McHugh Beater.