Born: May 30, 1973 Primary Instrument: Drums
Juan Pablo Carletti was born on may 1973 in Buenos Aires his father was a percussionist and his mother used to listen to R&B all the time, he began studyng drums with famous drummers from argentina, Fernando Martinez, Quintino Cinalli and Pepi Taveira. He studied piano and harmony with Adrian Iaies and Enrique Norris. Performed with many bands and his mainly interest was focusing on improvised music and playing mainstream jazz, he studied with Barry Alshchult when he visited Argentina, played with some of the most important musicians , like argentinian jazz elder Hernan Merlo, (with whom realesed a CD in trio with Lucio Balduini) starting a small label dedicated to new music, a year later produced Enrique Norris solo piano Logomaquia. Performed in every jazz venue in Bs.As. and played with some improviser from around the world (le quan ninh, bohb rainey, david haney) trough a close relation with percussionist dancer Diego Chamy, He participed in collaborations with Contemparary music composer Gabriel Paiuk. Performed with evey major jazz musician in Bs. As. As a sideman and opening jams, included one of his big influences Enrique Norris. In 2005 traveled to NYC played with David Haney group with another drummer , one of his early heroes Andrew Cyrille and study with Tim Berne, Mark Helias, Tom Rainey, Gerald Cleaver, Nasheet Waits, Mat Maneri and Tony Malaby who encouraged him to move to NYC. In 2006 performed with his own groups including Rodrigo Dominguez, Jeronimo Carmona and Paula SHocron, participated and recorded in the big electric combo Datrebil directed by guitar wizard Wenchi Lazo with Franco Fontanarrosa, Lobi Meis. In 2007 move to NYC and began playing with some of the most adventourus players from the scene. He is a formerly student of Randy Peterson.