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Carlos Jimenez - Flutist

Yonkers, New York native Carlos Jimenez is an extraordinary flute players. Influenced in Jazz, Latin jazz and Salsa.  
His family moved from New York to Villalba, Puerto Rico where the then six-year-old musician continued his musical training at Fransisco Zayas Santana High School with, Professor, Pablo Leon. Professor, Mr. Leon trained him on trumpet and flute. 
Carlos returned to New York City and study flute at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. He then expanded his repertoire to jazz studying flute privately with master musicians; Mario Rivera, Dave Valentin, Bobby Porcelli, Mitch Frohman, Vinnie Rickitelli, Rolando Briseno, & Enrique Fernandez. A few years later he studied harmony and voicings with master pianist, Mike Longo, Alfredo Valdes Jr., and Hilton Ruiz. 
Carlos Jimenez has recorded with; Hilton Ruiz, Oscar Hernandez Stephane Ronget, David Schnitter, Edy Martinez, Dave Valentin, Sonny Bravo, Gilberto "El Pulpo" Colon, Ray Martinez, Eddie Montalvo, Nicky Marrero, Lewis Kahn, Bobby Porcelli, Jorge Maldonado, and Alfredo Valdes Jr. Has perform with Barry Harris, Hector Martignon, Leroy Williams, Checo Freeman, George Coleman, Lew Soloff, Cecil Bridgewater, Leon Lee Dorsey, Lisle Atkinson, Earl May, Victor Venegas, Arturo Ortiz, Bernie Minoso, Mike Ekroth, Johnny Mambo, Javier Vazquez, Jose Fajardo Jr., The Bronx Charanga, Bill O'Connell, Burt Eckoff, Craig Holiday Haynes, Frankie Vazquez, Herman Olivera, and many more...   

Jazz Flutist Carlos Jimenez

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