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AN English Bio:
In August 25th, 1978 in San Juan, P.R., Jean Manuel Diaz, aka IAN, was born. At a very young age he showed interest in musical instruments, playing around with his Dad's synths and digital recorders in the living room of his family house in Juncos, Puerto Rico. IAN started to take piano lessons when he was 7 years old inspired by the love his dad had for keyboards and the sweet singing voice of his mother. But it wasn't until fresh man year of College that IAN decided to form a band. Orbe Azul, a latin rock band, was his first project. Ten years later, and after having great experiences with a few bands, including Bletzung (a rock alternative band based in Austin, Tx), Jean came back to Puerto Rico in 2008 and started his solo career for the first time under the name of IAN. The band concept started as a four piece band, but a few months later, his friend, producer and guitarist Hector "PopTweaker" Camacho abandoned the band to move to NY, and IAN became a power trio concept band. Jean is in charge of the songwriting, guitars, keyboards and electronic programming, Esteban Perez is the bass player, and his old friend from Bletzung, Ruby Martinez plays the drums. "A Donde Iras" EP, IAN first recorded material, was released in november 2008. The first single, "A Donde Iras", got in the Top 10 of Alfa Rock 105.7fm for 8 weeks, supported by a music video produced by IAN and directed by Juano Santos, giving IAN the chance to start to get known in the Puerto Rico Rock scene. IAN latest work is [Luces Azules] Pt.1. This first full album, that includes 9 songs is a total perfect balance between pop and rock, with powerful electric guitars, merge with nice melodies and big drum beats. IAN [Luces Azules] Pt.1 was produced by IAN and co-produced by Esteban Pérez, Ruby Martínez and Nicolás Linares. Include songs that talks to the heart and feelings of people that believe in something better for themselves. Some of this songs are "123", "Hazme Ver", "Luces Azules", "Ser" and "Invencible". But the album also touch the romantic part of being in love and the sadness of loosing that love. "Detalle" and IAN new single, "Volverás", are songs that will make you think about that someone in your life. The new video for "Volverás" will definitely help you to let go. It was produced and directed by IAN and his friend Juano Santos. IAN have being in very important stages in Puerto Rico like Rock in Rio 2008 and 2009, B:G Concert 2008, Las Justas 2008, 2009 and 2010, Indie Rock Fest 2009, Kany Garcia Concert 2010, and more. IAN is currently collaborating as a musician with big latin artists like Franco De Vita, Ignacio Peña, Kany Garcia and Christian Daniel.