Pablo Ablanedo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a composer, pianist and music teacher. In 1996, he graduated with a diploma in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, where he took part in the last courses taught by the legendary trumpet player Herb Pomeroy. Pablo’s artistic development owes much to the Argentinean pianist Susana Bonora, who he has been working with since the 80’s. In 1999, he joined forces with a diverse group of Jazz players to form the Pablo Ablanedo Octet. In the decade since, the group has recorded three albums on Fresh Sound New Talent Records. From Down There (2001) and Alegría (2004) received 4 and 4½ stars, respectively, in Down Beat Magazine, and JazzMan Magazine (France) gave the multi-artist project The Sound of New York Underground (2004) its highest rating CHOC. Pablo’s work has also been commissioned by Paquito D’Rivera to be performed by Germany’s NDR Big Band. He is currently working on a new album with his Octet. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, the painter Lucile Chaurin Ablanedo (www.lucilechaurinablanedo.com) and their basset hound Tosca.