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DRUMMER           COMPOSER          EDUCATOR          PRODUCER

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I embarked on my musical journey at an early age while growing up in Lima, Peru. I like to believe that my musical tastes have always been diverse. Although I'm primarily known as an improviser, I have a deep appreciation for structured, architectural music, whether it's in the form of songs or compositions.

During my time in Dublin, I was heavily involved in recording and performing with many exceptional musicians, in addition to my work as a composer and educator. In May 2018, I made the move to the beautiful city of Granada, where I've been fortunate to be warmly welcomed and swiftly integrated into the Spanish music scene.

Throughout my musical career, I've had the incredible opportunity to play with musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jorge Glem, Cory Wong, Edmar Castañeda, Sidiki Dembele, Ralph Rolle (CHIC), Paddy Maloney (The Chieftains), Curti Fowlkes (Louis Bellson), to name just a few.

I've also been fortunate enough to share the stage with remarkable artists like Mark Guiliana, FORQ, Roy Ayers, Lee Fields, Cory Henry, Tom Rainey, and Christian Scott, among others.


After years of dedicated musical studies, I've achieved the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Music from Souza Lima & Berklee (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

  • Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance from Newpark Music Centre (Dublin, Ireland).

  • Master's in Music Performance from DIT (Dublin, Ireland).


I'm sincerely grateful to these institutions for believing in me and my music.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the webpage, and thank you for visiting!

Cote Calmet


Calmet, one of the most versatile drummers in Ireland.

All About Jazz

"Calmet, who marshalled the quintet with infectious grooves and telling punctuations; the Peruvian's immaculate time-keeping was visceral throughout but never showy." 

All About Jazz


There is much to admire in Calmet's arrangements, which encourage individual expression without diminishing the all-important grooves.

All About Jazz

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