Pablo Ablanedo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a composer, pianist and music educator. 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 Argentinian 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 has just released a new album ReContraDoble with his Octet(o), on the record label CNM (Creative Nation Music). Pablo lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, the painter Lucile Chaurin Ablanedo, their twin daughters and their basset hound Tosca.