Born in Sydney, Australia, into a musical family and always surrounded by the pulsating rhythms of Latin America. Born to a Uruguayan father and Chilean mother, Latin American culture and particularly its music has always been a huge part of Juan’s life. Starting originally on Latin percussion and drumkit at the age of 8 years old, and then around 11-12years he started sitting in on local gigs and jam sessions.
As a teenager, Juan picked up the bass guitar and further developed his musicality as a bassist, having a strong foundation of rhythm thanks to the drumming years.
15years on, he has had extensive experience playing live shows and music festivals all around Australia with numerous groups of varied musical genres, particularly Cuban, Reggae and Funk music.
Both as a session musician and as member of several bands, music has taken Juan all around Australia, performing in iconic venues, festivals and recording studios.