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Ivanna Cuesta

Drummer and Composer born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and base in Boston (USA). Graduated from the Dominican Republic 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 Monheim Treinnale Festival, Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center, the Dominican Jazz Festival, Soberano Awards, Santo Domingo Jazz Festival, among others. As well in 2018, Ivanna started to be part of the Paiste Cymbals family.


In 2019, she won first place on her category 18-39 years old of "Hit like a Girl 2019" contest, where she had the opportunity to perform in PASIC 2019 Indianapolis. Ivanna has performed with some of the best artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Kandance Spring, Concha Buika, Kris Davis, Helen Sung, Leo Blanco, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Nando Michelin Quartet, Tia Fuller, Luisito Quintero, Sócrates García Latin Jazz Orchestra, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, etc. 

In 2022, Ivanna was selected to be part of the apprenticeship program for women and non-binary improvisers in jazz Next Jazz Legacy 2022, chaired by NEA Jazz Master and Next Jazz Legacy’s Artistic Director, Terri Lyne Carrington, where Ivanna have been working and mentoring by Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding. 

Currently Ivanna is working on her career as an independent composer music for film, radio, TV and media. Recently she composed the music for Canobie Films, ACLU Massachusetts, Nasty Women,  and also a member of Droid Mafia Label. At the same time, working in her new coming Album and performing with different artist.


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