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Jessie Caraballo
Marc Anthony - United States

Overview

Jessie Caraballo was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 14, 1985. Now at only nineteen years of age, he has managed to forge a career that few people twice his age achieve. Currently playing with Latin superstar Marc Anthony, Jessie dazzles with his fluid style and technique.

Jessie’s God given abilities were seen early on, at age six, when he began
playing drums with the family band. By the time he was fifteen, he went on his first tour with the Christian band El Trio De Hoy. This began a professional career which would see him playing concerts and local clubs in the local Orlando, Florida area. By the age of sixteen, he landed a gig with Pop/Latin singer Brenda K Starr. This led to many other opportunities, including recording and performing with Huey Dunbar, Don Omar, Tito Nieves, Ng2, Jennifer Lopez, Domingo Quinonez, Tony Vega, Frankie Negron, Charlie Cruz, Michael Stuart, N- Klave, Jose Alberto El Canario, Samuel Hernandez, Ron Kenoly, Tercer Cielo, Vico C, Funky, Jan, Lilly Goodman, William Mcdowell, Sunny Paxson, Sisaundra Lewis, Eric Darius, Nick Collionne and many others. Jessie also has worked with noted producers, among them Sergio George, Ricky Gonzales, Angel Fernandez as well as such clients as Disney World. In 2005 Jessie did a nationwide tour called The Juntos Tour which featured Marc Anthony, Alejandro Fernandez and Chayanne. In 2006 Jessie did another Juntos tour which featured Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis and Laura pausini. In 2007 Jessie did another Juntos tour which featured Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.

Numerous television appearances include: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Early Show on CBS, ABC s The View, Saturday Night Live, The Today Show on NBC, The Latin Billboard Awards, The Latin Grammys, The George Lopez Show, American Idol, PBS Fiesta Latina at The White House for President Barack Obama, World Music Awards and both of Barack Obama's Inagurations .

Jessie has been blessed and honored to tour every year playing drums and
percussion and sharing the stage with top artists and musicians and has played most major venues throughout the U.S, Europe, and Latin America. Jessie is still touring with Marc Anthony and apart from his duties with Marc Anthony, he devotes his time playing and recording with different artists.

Jessie Endorses Pearl Drums, Remo Drumheads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Paiste
Cymbals and Cleartune Ear Monitors.

Links

Jessie Caraballo's Official Website

Marc Anthony's Official Website

Equipment Configuration

MMP Masters Series
Diamond Burst
22x16 bass drum
8x8 tom
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x11 tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Series Brass snare drum
13x5 Omar Hakim Signature snare drum
14x5 Virgil Donati Signature snare drum
10x5 Firecracker Steel snare drum

Bobby Allende Signature Series Conga 11 3/4"
Bobby Allende Signature Series Bongos 7" & 8 1/2"
Elite Series Bongos 7" & 8 1/2"
Marc Quinones Signature Timbales 14"/15"
Marc Quinones 12" Signature Q-Popper Timbale/Snare
Elite Series Fiberglass 14" Djembe
Jingle Cajon
Elite Box Cajon
New Yorker Timbal Cowbell
A set of Horcio Hernandez Signature Cowbells
Gatling Cabasa
Beaded Maracas
Tambourine w/ gold jingles
A set of Elite Series Triangles
32 bar aluminum chimes
PBL30 clave block
PPS37
20x16 Export Series bass drum
P2000C Eliminator pedal

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