Ivan Castro JR.
Ivan Castro JR. Was born on October 11 of 1987 in Barranquilla-Colombia. In a very early age he felt attracted for music, and inside of him it was awaking a great passion for drums; watching, listening to it, and being influenced by drummers like: Dave Weckl, Horacio “el negro” Hernández y Vinnie Colaiuta, among others.
It started playing the drums empirically, which made possible he to join Comunidad Cristiana el Camino band as the principal drummer, with only twelve years old. Then he made formal studies at INSTITUTO CANZION, a musical academy in the city of Bogota. Later on, he started professional music career at Universidad Reformada with headquarters in his native city.
He has been musician on live presentations of a great number of Christian artists known internationally, as: Danny, Luigi Castro, Jennifer Lluberes, Gadiel Espinoza, Jaime Murrell and Danilo montero, among others.
In 2009 was named musical director of MAHAMINIM band of the international ministry COMUNIDAD CRISTIANA EL CAMINO, where he continues being the principal drummer in his principal headquarters since 1999. He also belongs to the official band of the Dominican singer Jenifer Lluberes. Besides he is dedicated to be a session musician, recording for a wide variety of artists from Colombia and foreign.
This year, Ivan “JR” started a company of musical production, which is not only focused in the recording area, but he pretends to do a professional and pedagogical labor for those who want to make part in the world of music; through classes, workshops, musical clinics, etc.
Ivan (JR) outstands musically in genders of high rhythm exigency such as: Folclor Colombiano, Funk, Latin Jazz, Fusion, Gospel, Smooth Jazz, and Latin music.