Carlos Camilo is a pianist, singer, composer and producer hailing from Cuba and currently based in Miami.
At just 3 years old, Carlos Camilo began playing the piano. By the time he was 11, he was composing his own music. Today, he composes anything from smooth jazz to R&B and pop. In 2012, he released his first album titled Dim the Lights, which was a smooth jazz instrumental piano album and one he says has been his most influential.
“I like to give a positive vibe with my music, making the world a better place one song at a time,” Camilo said.
Growing up in Cuba, his music is inspired by traditional Cuban flavor mixed with American music. From an early age, Carlos Camilo knew he wanted to pursue music seriously, and has since been influenced by artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Earth Wind and Fire, Brian Culbertson, Brian McKnight, Michael Jackson, Hans Zimmer and countless others.
Carlos Camilo cites his main musical influences as the people around him and his daily experiences. Most of all, though? Love.
“Love is a key player in my songs,” he said. “I’m forever intrigued and passionate about its power and how influential it is to all of us. Without love, we’re simply mechanical beings.”
Today, Carlos Camilo mainly creates smooth jazz and R&B. He’s released five albums independently and had played his music all over the globe with other artists, including Spanish Latin superstar, David Bisbal. Currently, he’s working on his own band called Carlos Camilo and the Live Dimension. All in all, Carlos Camilo hopes to make a living doing what he loves with creating music, and completely immerse himself in it.