About: AA Team
About: Anthony Carrillo on bongo
About: Amy Quint Millan
About: Anthony Carrillo
About: Anthony Carrillo recording Mambo Conga from Palermo at Allertone Studios, Bronx, NY
Master percussionist, Anthony Carrillo has joined with Amy Millan in creating the ground breaking salsa/rock/rap fusion band YÁMBAWA and the latin jazz ensemble AAteam. The latest fruits of their work include a latin dance EP and 2 jazz original singles with more work in production. Together they have combined their extensive experience and diverse talents to create a rich and fresh repertoire loaded with powerful musical chemistry.Master percussionist Anthony Carrillo comes from proud musical Puerto Rican heritage. Although probably most well-known for his performances with the famous LP artist and childhood friend, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mr. Carrillo has performed with numerous renowned musicians throughout his career including Eddie Palmieri, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte as well as being an integral member of theoutstanding percussion based ensemble, Batacumbele and, in contrast, the Puerto Rican metal band, PUYA. Piano legend Eddie Palmieri has referred to Mr. Carrillo as “the best bongocero in the universe.” Previously, Anthony Carrillo has released 3 CD’s featuring the historic first ever recordings of rumba from Puerto Rico. More recent performances include the off broadway musical “I Like it Like That” 2017, and recording bongo with Puerto Rican artist Residente on his recent track “Hijos del Cañaveral”. In April 2018, his latin jazz group AA team released 2 original singles featuring Mr. Carrillo on bongo and drumset as well as vocals. In August 2018, his dance band YÁMBAWA released a four track EP featuring originals and English pop standards infused with Spanish rap. He has saidthat these 2 productions have formed his most prolific and inspired body of work yet in his career.Amy Quint-Millan honed her jazz piano chops in the midwest. Since arriving in New York, Ms. Millan has become a well known face on the salsa and latin jazz scene. She has graced the stage with renowned salseros such as Cuco Valoy, Jimmy Sabater, Ray de la Paz, Giro, Anthony Cruz and Candido Camero among others. She went on to becomepart of “Johnny Almendra and Los Jovenes del Barrio” and “Jimmy Sabater, Jr y su Orquesta” before meeting and collaborating extensively with master percussionist Anthony Carrillo in creating the ground breaking salsa/rock/rap fusion band YÁMBAWA and the latin jazz ensemble AA team.