A product of the South Bronx music scene of the late sixties thru mid seventies, Carlos has been exposed to a wide of variety of music styles. From rock.salsa,jazz to brazilian and world. He picked up the guitar initally learning from his father classical and flamenco. He went on to study briefly with the likes of Sal Salvador, Pat Martino, and Thom Rotella whom he credits with showing him the business and studio side of guitar playing. He replaced Jorge Santana in MALO, when the leader Arcelio Garcia relocated the band to New York in the late seventies and can be heard blasting the soulful solos throughout the MALO V album. He is fondly mentioned by Arcelio in the book "Voices of Latin-Rock". He has played and shared the stage with the likes of Sergio Brandao, Eddie Martinez, Jorge Dalto, Randy Brecker, Jose Gallegos, and Machito. He has worked on and performed on film projects with Danny Rivera and Luis Enrique. His most memorable moment was the famous Village Gate Salsa meets Jazz in New York when the famous Hector LaVoe opened for MALO. Hector wanted to do a project with Carlos but alas never came to be. Currently teaching guitar in upstate New York.