Ivanna Cuesta

DRUMMER . PRODUCER . COMPOSER
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Drummer and Composer born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Graduated from the DR Conservatory and currently from Berklee College of Music. Ivanna has been a part of important groups in the Dominican Republic such as Carijazz, Gustavo Rodríguez Trio, Javier Vargas and Atre, The Big Band of the Conservatory of Music directed by Javier Vargas, etc. She has also performed in numerous important events such as the Dominican Jazz Festival, Soberano Awards, Santo Domingo Jazz Festival, Stella Artois Fest. In 2017 she started her own group The Unity Ensemble.

  

In 2018, Ivanna started to be part of the Paiste Cymbals family.

 

In 2019, she won first place in the "Hit like a Girl 2019" contest, where she participated in PASIC (Percussion Arts Society) 2019 in Indianapolis. Ivanna has performed with artists such as Concha Buika, Kris Davis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cassandra Wilson, Leo Blanco, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Nando Michelin Quartet, Tia Fuller, Luisito Quintero, Sócrates García Big Band, Jane Bunette and Maqueque, Sona Jobarteh, etc. In addition, she has studied with Neal Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington, Francisco Mela, Tia Fuller, John Riley, among others. 

 

Currently Ivanna is working on her career as an independent composer music for film, radio, TV and media. Recently she composed the music for one of the Docuseries "Bemused" by the Canobie Films Company (release 2021) and also a member of Droid Mafia Label.

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Ivanna Cuesta - Paiste Artist
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