Cote Calmet

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

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”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


“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

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