Juan Pablo Siles is a Bolivian composer, arranger, and performer. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2012 where he majored in Professional Music. Although his formal music training came at a later age, Juan Pablo has been involved in music in one way or another from a young age.
Juan Pablo has led, alongside his brother Daniel Siles, the Mexican ensemble La Especialidad de la Casa. With them Juan Pablo has released three studio works which showcased him as a leader, performer, and composer:
La Especialidad de la Casa (LP released on June 2010)
Impromptu No.1 (Live Improvised Session released Nov. 2011)
Roboro (EP released Sept. 2012)
At Berklee College of Music Juan Pablo took private Guitar lessons with Jon Damian, Jim Kelly, and Thaddeus Hogarth. Additionally, Juan Pablo has taken composition classes with Vuk Kulenovic, James Ricci, Arnold Friedman, and Richard Lowell. Recently, he has been studying with Christopher Moore (Austin based composer), who has helped Juan Pablo take his ideas and composition skills to a new level.
Still, Juan Pablo enjoys writing in all musical styles and idioms. His graduation project focused on writing three original pieces that blended Indian classical music (using Hindustani Ragas) with contemporary Jazz ideas.
Juan Pablo has now relocated to New York in search of starting his career as a performer, composer, and band leader.