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Thanks to his family musical influence, he began his musical journey at an early age while growing up in Lima, Peru. His family exposed him to all sorts of styles and genres of music including brazilian, peruvian, salsa, rock, and jazz. This inspired him to start learning guitar and to start playing drums at the age of 15. After only a year of playing, he was accepted to join the the F.D.R School Big Band. By the age of 18, as his music career was just starting to blossom, he was already recording CD’s with local musicians, working as a session drummer with different bands as well as playing live regularly. Calmet's musical personality has always been very wide, he would be considered foremost an improviser but he as well cherishes and has a big fascination for architectural music. He is considered one of the most acclaimed and versatiles drummers in Dublin at the moment as well as being a big force in drums, musical education and composition.




“Cote's Peruvian rhythms on drums and cajon lent a distinctive other flavor to the music. Featuring songs from the quintets debut CD, Phisqa (Self Produced, 2013), Calmet's strong writing was as evident as the impressive individual musicianship. “ Ian Patterson All About Jazz


“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


Pianist Leopoldo Osio, electric bassist Peter Erdei and drummer Cote Calmet, who make up CEO Experiment, are three of the most outstanding exponents of their respective instruments in a city whose burgeoning jazz/improvised music scene punches well above its weight

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Album Phisqa by Cote Calmet


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