Carlos started his professional career with Jason Linder and his Big Band, then on to Ben Dixon’s Sextet and Charlie Persips’ Big Band. By 2005 he was playing with Illinois Jacquet’s Big Band. In 2009 Carlos had the opportunity to play in Odean Pope’s ensemble “Odean’s List”. Being in that ensemble enabled Carlos to travel much of Europe. Through this recent association with Bassist/Historian Andy Gonzalez, has had the opportunity to play with Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino(of which he is the newest member) and Conjunto Libre.
In his 20 years as a professional in New York City, Carlos has worked with Junior Mance, Charlie Persip, Billy Hart, Odean Pope, Louis Hayes, Ben Dixon, Illinois Jaquet, Ira Sullivan, Oliver Lake, Frank Lacey Big Band, David Murray, Ben Wolfe, James Carter, Freddie Redd, Ned Goold, Mike Karn, Melton Mustafa, Pete Minger, Bill Mobely, Ellington Orchestra, Kevin Mahogony, Ray Santos Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria's Big Band, Grupo Folklorico, Conjunto Libre, Andy Gonzalez, Jerry Gonzalez, Steve Berrios, Joel Ford, Steve Turre and Pequeno Johnny Rivero’s The NY CARTEL to name a few.