Carlos was born in San Antonio, Texas to a Cuban father and Panamanian mother. Grew up in a military family, lived in Germany and in Fort Hood, Texas. Started playing the saxophone at age 11 and hasn't laid it down since. Received a Bachelor's and Masters of Music at the University of North Texas. Moved to Kentucky in 2012, pursuing a Doctorate in Music at the University of Kentucky. Performed throughout the state of Texas in various Top 40, Salsa, and jazz groups. Currently working on a way to speak to the masses through jazz and funk saxophonics.