Roberto Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela, surrounded by Afro-Venezuelan and Afro-Cuban rhythms and music. His father, a respected composer, singer and percussionist, tutored and encouraged Roberto on percussion throughout his adolescent years. Roberto comes from a long line of outstanding musicians, including his Uncle Carlos Nene Quintero and cousin Luisito Quintero. Roberto studied at the Conservatory of Music in Caracas, Venezuela and Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Venezuela.
Besides his skillful Congas work, Roberto is also well known for his work on Bongos, Drum set, Djembe, Timbales and a wide variety of assorted percussion instruments. He has played with Dave Samuels, Dave Weckl, Chicago, Gato Barbieri, David Sanchez, Roy Hargrove, David Sancious, Eddie Palmieri, Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haney, Marc Anthony, Timbalaye, Celia Cruz and countless other high-profile music acts in all genres, from symphonic to Jazz, Latin Jazz and Latin House.