Luisito Quintero was born on 24 August 1967 in Caracas. His father was a talented percussionist and taught his son to love music. Quintero’s father turned the little boy into one of the best percussionists of the 20th century. Quintero was part of a family of musicians. Besides his father, Luisito’s uncle and cousin were music lovers. Quintero received his knowledge of music from his relatives and while studying with Venezuela Symphony Orchestra. Quintero was part of the famous group Grupo Cuaco. Working with it as well as with Oscar D’Leon brought him international recognition. Luisito is especially famous for his timbale technique.
Quintero worked with a big variety of famous musicians, including The Rolling Stones, Bill Cosby, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and others. He also went on tours and recorded songs with an award-winning American jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater. Quintero released two solo projects with Vega Records, Percussion Madness and Percussion Madness Revisited. It wasn’t easy to book Luisito Quintero for any event. He was always busy with recording new music and giving concerts.
Before joining Grupo Graco, Quintero performed with Manuel Guerra’s orchestra Fa Menor. Luisito was just a teenager when he was invited to play with the band.
In 1987, Quintero recorded his first album Luis Quintero with the label Sonográfica.