Camilo Landau began playing guitar and tres at the age of twelve when his uncle record producer Greg Landau returned from Nicaragua and taught him. At 15 he began recording and engineering and became Pro-Tools® Certified. During his studies of music and film at School of the Arts in San Francisco under the direction of Wayne Wallace and Malecio Magdaluyo, Camilo performed with Carlos Santana at the age of sixteen. He studied guitar and tres in Cuba with Gorge “Chino” Triana and Palo de Mayo in Nicaragua with Philip Montavalo. While attending the University of California, Santa Cruz, he founded the band Carne Cruda and played in the UCSC Jazz Ensembles with trumpeter Ray Brown, and he graduated with a degree in Community Studies and a minor in Music.
Camilo "con su estilo" Landau lives in Oakland and plays with The Cuban Cowboys, LaTiDo, AguaLibre, Carne Cruda, La Mixta Criolla, Dave and the Diamonds, The Los Shoegazers, and more. He has performed or recorded with Susana Baca, Omar Sosa, Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band, Quetzal, Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Benito Sereno, Batista, Sambada, Los Mocosos, Fito Reynoso, Arturo Ortega, Santero, Los Compas, The Ska Messengers, Medusa, Edgardo y Candela, Bobi Cespedes, Maldita Vecindad, John Santos, Vission Latina, Los Cojolites, Kepa Junkera, Domingo Siete, Jesus Diaz, Francisco Herrera, Azabache, Nina Serrano, Pamela Rodriguez, Burning Star, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, John Santos (on a recently Grammy®-nominated CD) and many more. In 2008 he and his uncle four-time Grammy®-nominated producer Greg Landau founded a digital record Label, Round Whirled Records.
Camilo Landau is also an accomplished audio-engineer with dozens of album credits and was elected as a Governor of The Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter.