Carlitos Del Puerto
Born and raised in Cuba, Carlitos is the son of the world famous bass player, Carlos Del Puerto. Carlos Del Puerto is a founder and original member of the group Irakere and a distinguished professor and author of the book The True Cuban Bass, adopted by Berklee College of Music. Though mentored by his father, Carlitos also continues his musical studies in Cello Performance at Alejandro Garcia Caturla Conservatory. Additionally, he attended the world famous National School of Music & Arts in Cuba, where he earned the title of Professor of Contrabass and Ensemble Performance. At 17 years old, Carlitos was recognized as Best New Jazz Artist at the International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba. Since arriving in the United States, Carlitos’ work ethic is clearly reflected in such credits as Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock to name just a few.