Norberto began playing with local bands at the age of 15. He moved to Puerto Rico where he played with numerous dance bands. After a few years Norberto relocated to New York city where he mingled with the top Salsa players in the world. Norberto played with Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Ruben Blades, Domingo Quinones just to name a few. It was truly an exciting experience.