Juan Chiavassa is a drummer from Venado Tuerto, Argentina currently living in Brooklyn, US. He was born in 1991 and started playing drums at the age of 9.
He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016, where he has been studying since 2013, thanks to a Scholarship he received after attending Escuela de Música Contemporánea in Buenos Aires. In 2015 he was awarded with the Avedis ZIldjian Award Scholarship.
Juan has worked with artists such as Mike Stern, Paquito D'Rivera, Esperanza Spalding, George Garzone, David Kikoski, Leo Genovese, Benito Gonzalez, Jeremy Pelt, Eric Alexander, Leni Stern, Dayramir Gonzalez, House of Waters, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Pablo Ziegler, Ruben Rada, Ricardo Nole, Gonzalo Aloras among others, and performed with iconic latin rappers Residente and Bud Bunny.
Juan is an active musician who is currently residing in NYC, performing in venues around the city such as Blue Note, Smalls, Fat Cat, 55 Bar, Mezzrow, Minton's, Nublu, among others, as well as doing recordings and producing musical projects, both as a leader and as a sideman. He has performed music tours in US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay, with different musical projects.
Juan has two records as a producer, Neverpony Vol.1 (2020) and Vol.2 (2022), released under Argentinean music icon Tweety Gonzalez record label Twitin Records. The records features many great artists from all over the world and it's been written, recorded and produced by Juan Chiavassa.
In 2019 Juan performed at The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon with rap superstar and multi-Grammy winning artist Residente and Bad Bunny.
His versatile style and listening skills allows him to adapt his voice on drums to a real wide variety of musical situations, such as Jazz and improvised music as well as other genres like Latin Music, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, Experimental, Rock, Pop, Blues, World Music, etc.