Is a Venezuelan composer, music arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist, born in Coro, State of Falcón. His passion for music goes back to the age of 4, when he could already play maracas, Venezuelan cuatro, and many other instruments his mother exposed him to. He was regarded as a child prodigy who sang and played any instrument set before him. His career began at about age 14, when he made appearances with various bands, dance orchestras, and Venezuelan folk groups in his native country, where he served as arranger, singer and songwriter. In fact, Yasmil stood out because of the versatility he showed when playing multiple instruments (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Venezuelan Cuatro, Drums, Percussion, etc.) in different styles of music.
In 1983, he moved to Caracas to try his luck, alongside his girlfriend: singer and current wife, Daisy Sanz, with whom he started playing in different nightclubs across the city. During this phase in his life, he started meeting producers and musicians who, at the time, lead the Venezuelan music industry. His first album as producer was under the EMI Rodven Venezuelan seal, with the album “Daisy en Busca de un Sueño”, which included the track “Yo me quedo en Venezuela”, iconic song which was later sang by Carlos Baute. After this album, Yasmil started making a name for himself, meeting and working with countless Venezuelan artists, such as Soledad Bravo, Yordano Di Marzo, Natusha, Elisa Rego, Los Melódicos, Magia Caribeña, Antonieta, Karina, Ricardo Montaner, Servando y Florentino, Reny y René, A. 5, Viviana Gibelli, Omar Enrique, Estación Central, David Bustamante, Oscar de Leon; and from Colombia: Nicolas Tovar, Grupo Luna Verde and Alejandro Martinez.
By mid-90’s, he began working for Ricardo Montaner’s company, Hecho a Mano, where he produced the first album for Servando y Florentino: “Una Fan Enamorada”. This song was Number 1 on the Billboard Charts for several weeks. After the success of this album, Yasmil, to this day, still works with Ricardo Montaner as producer, music arranger and co-author.
At the end of the 90’s, he produced an album for Carlos Baute, with the Emi Rodven Company. This was Carlos Baute’s most sold album in Spain, reaching Multi-Platinum status.
In 2000, he is called by Emilio Estefan to co-produce another album for Carlos Baute, which was an immediate hit in Spain.
In 2002, he moved to Miami, Florida, hired by Universal Music Publishing Group as exclusive composer. From this moment, he has been involved as producer, music arranger and musician in very important projects for the Latin industry, such as Ricky Martin, Chayane, Jerry Rivera, Alexander Pires, Jaci Velazquez, MDO, Jorge Celedón, Pipe Peláez, Gusy y Beto, Maia, Andres Cepeda, Camilo Sexto (son), Jordy, Jean Rodriguez, Olga Tañon, Erika Ender, Song by Four, Luis Enrique, KC Porter, David Foster. In addition, he continued working with the new generation of Venezuelan artists, such as: Hanny Kahuan, (Multi-Platinum) Juan Carlos Luces (Double Gold Record), Victor Muñoz (Platinum Record), Los Cadillac, Servando y Florentino (Platinum Record), Reinaldo Alvarez (Gold Record), Julio Cesar Rodriguez, Voz Veis, Ikarus, Adolescentes, among others.
His productions have repeatedly reached Number 1 on the Billboard Charts, and have reached Multi-Platinum for sales of albums of renowned artists, such as Ricky Martin, Alexander Pires, Ricardo Montaner, Carlos Baute. He has also won two Grammy Awards in 2007 for Oscar de Leon’s album “Fusionando” and for the Venezuelan band Voz Veis with the album “Cómo se Llega a Belén”. In addition, he won 4 BMI awards as Composer of the Year.
Yasmil is considered by many to be the most multitalented producer and music arranger in the Latin market due to his skills in producing from a pop/rock ballad to a pop/salsa or merengue or a vallenato. Proof of this can be observed in the Tribute Album for Simon Diaz, where he displayed his knowledge of Venezuelan music, mixing pop in a way that gave the album a unique twist to Venezuelan folklore music.
In an interview with a Venezuelan newspaper, when asked how he could handle so many music concepts with so much authority and knowledge, he replied: “The need to survive led me to learn to play all kinds of music. Being a teenager, in order to make a living from music, you had to play in several bands that had different styles. This gave me the foundation and the knowledge to do what I do nowadays.”