Born: February 23, 1986 Primary Instrument: Drums
Started at an early age with piano lessons, and self-taught on guitar. Originally from Lima Peru, Jose started playing drums at the age of 15. At 16 joined the Big Band of F.D.R School the American school in Lima, by the age of 18 he had already recorded CD’s with local bands and was working as a session drummer with different bands of all genres, and playing constantly live.
At the age of 20 he went to Brazil to start his Music Degree in “Conservatorio Musical Souza Lima & Berklee”. Finalizing the degree in Brazil he will move to Ireland to culminate its studies in Newpark Music Centre. At the age of 25 he gave a Master class about Rhythm and Performance in the biggest music university in Peru “Universidad Catolica del Peru”. Now in Ireland after culminating with Honor’s the degree of “Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance” in Newpark Music Centre, Cote is making a name for himself as a drummer and composer with his band PHISQA, a Peruvian Jazz project. Cote has been playing around Ireland with various bands and musicians from different genres of music.
“SUPER!! This is the way to the next step for the Fusion of Peruvian Music with Jazz” Oscar Stangaro Bass Player, Grammy award 2001 with Paquito D Rivera Quintet
“Phisqa serves up a fresh new brew of Jazz, Afro-Peruvian and Andean Music!” Richie Zellon Guitarist, composer and writer for Jazz Improv
Quality compositions and musicianship from PHISQA IMC - Improvised Music Company Down With Jazz Festival
PHISQA is one of the best sounds that I've heard in 2012! The beauty of peruvian music comes with a sophisticated personality and full of melodic and harmonic textures. It's interesting to see a work detach from the clichés of peruvian music and at the same time win over the land of jazz with so much class! Beautiful! Congratulations! Fernando Baggio RDT, Souza Lima Conservatory Drum Teacher, Danielle Cavallon
At their head, Calmet is a young musician at the beginning of what promises to be an interesting journey. Cormac Larkin Irish Times
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