Music has always been deeply rooted in his life. From the age of 5, his involvement in his already musical family was evident. Influences ranging from Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Air Supply to Jose Jose, Nat King Cole only scratched the surface to his ever expanding quest for musical knowledge and history. In 1994, Armando teamed up with 11 time Grammy® winner, mentor and Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo to form the award winning renowned salsa band Avance. Armando’s work and experience has had him take on different projects; working with and collaborating with the likes of Sheila E, Carlos Santana, George Benson, Al Jerreau, Tony Lindsay, WAR, Luis Miguel, and Prince Royce.
In 2012, Armando took part in the recording and production of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO). Pleasantly surprised, the album won the 2013 Grammy® for Best Tropical Album beating out the likes of Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives. Armando officially joined PMO in 2014 as lead singer of the group. Through it all, being a father and husband remained constant, with the Grammy® win fueling the inspiration and drive to what would eventually be the makings of his first solo project. 10 years in the making, the project named CORDOBA will finally be making its debut! Fusing rock, pop, and R&B while injecting the tropical rhythms of vallenato, salsa, and reggae.