The video below shows Robby demonstrating “Trading 4s” as common in improvisational jazz.


Robby is the consummate professional. When I recommend him I know he will show up on time, play great, look great and his gear will sound great. People always call me and thank me for sending him to do the gig.

Dom Moio

Drummer, Percussionist, ASU Jass Studies Program

Over my 10 year association with Robby Carrillo, I have found him to be a consummate professional. He is always prepared and a joy to work with! As a colleague/peer it’s an absolute pleasure to work with him.
Joe Garcia


Robby has been my first call drummer for over a decade.  His versatility encompasses many musical styles and his impeccable professionalism have made him a critical asset to the Phoenix live music scene, as well as an in-demand studio musician and instructor.

Rebecca De La Torre

Pianist/Vocalist, Composer, Audio Engineer, Owner at Topkat Studios

Robby is proud to be endorsed by

Vic Firth

and uses these quality drum sticks and brushes exclusively.

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