Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez

Drummer, and Composer born in the Dominican Republic, October 26 of 1991. In 2009 she entered to the National Conservatory of Music in DR.Ivanna has had the opportunity to play and be part of different groups in DR such as Carijazz, Gustavo Rodriguez Trio, Javier Vargas, and Atre, The Great Band of the Conservatory of Music directed by Javier Vargas, Ejazzson, etc. Also in important events in DR such as Dominican Jazz Festival in Cabarete (2014 and 2015), Musical High School Music On Stage (2009) Soberano Awards 2015 (Big Band and Urban performances), Santo Domingo Jazz Festival Casa de Teatro ( 2014), Stella Artois Fest (2015), in addition to recording with personalities like Gustavo Rodriguez. Ivanna received a scholarship from the Berklee Five-Year Summer Program at Berklee On the Road 2015, and in the same year she won a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music where she is currently pursuing a dual major in Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production.

Ivanna has had playing with artists such as Leo Blanco, Nando Michelin quartet, Russell Hoffmann, Luisito Quintero, Mixcla, Socrates Garcia, Jorge Glem, and Cassandre Mckinley. Also, she studied with Neal Smith, Francisco Mela, Tia Fuller, Dick Oatts, Terri Lynne C. and John Riley.

Additional Information

Country: United-States



39 responses to “Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez”

  1. Good luck in the contest !! Great job Ivanna 👊🥁

  2. Liliana González says:

    Su estilo es muy profesional, orgullo dominicano

  3. María Dolores Castaño says:

    Mi sobrina… con excelencia.

  4. Luis Enrique González Ovalle says:

    Amaizing !!!

  5. Cindy says:

    La música y los platillos los lleva por dentro desde pequeña. Vamos a ti Iva !!!!

  6. Tremendous job, I love the arrangement and the colors of the instruments, also the song is well played and i love the drum solo congrats. The video is on point too nicely done.

  7. Francisco Vargas says:

    So proud of you!!!!

  8. Mete Mano!!

  9. Great job!!! Good

  10. Jorge Villamarin says:

    Congrats on your achievements and good luck in the contest !!

  11. This Track is Killing! Great Work Ivanna and awesome playing:) Everyone must VOTE FOR IVANNA!!

  12. Emmanuel Faustin says:

    Ivanna Rocks!!!
    She is awesome and amazing 😉!

  13. Marisol says:

    Vamos mi hermana!!!! Cara de loco y yo te apoyamos!

  14. Sergio Valdivia says:

    Vamos Ivanna

  15. weily alcequiez says:

    Great Job as always!! kiling it!! cheers and good luck in the contest!

  16. Pedro Goico says:


  17. LUIS ORTIZ says:

    Wow Ivana! What a great performance! Congratulations!

  18. Drummerdanva says:

    Very smooth and effortless performance. Outstanding!

  19. Liana says:

    Amazing!! Excellent!! Uff! 🙌🏽Great job!

  20. Josh Navarro says:

    Tremenda presentación manita wow un crecimiento memorable eres grande te bendigo en el nombre del eterno un abrazo A.K.A El Montro

  21. Marlena May says:

    Great job Ivanna! Good luck!

  22. Kelvin Cruz says:

    Excelente! sin desperdicios.

  23. Ana says:

    INCREDIBLE!!!!!! Great job!!!!! 🙂 Love it!!!!

  24. Marcia Diaz says:


  25. Natasha Féliz says:

    ¡Great job girl! Keep going 😉

  26. Hide says:

    Just love every piece of music I’ve heard from you.
    You just don’t hit it… you make drums look good.

    Go for it!!

  27. darmesto says:

    Excelente trabajo…Sin desperdicio….

  28. Sara Acosta says:

    When passion meets dedication you get an artist with her caliber.
    Awesome example for the generations to come.

  29. Sara Neidorf says:

    Whoa dude…. this is some SICK playing. And by that, I of course mean AMAZING and WONDERFUL. You killed it. Every note. The moments where you stray from the meter and then return with ease and grace are really spot on and make my ears jump for joy. Also your stack sounds super nice and now I want to get one for my kit. I’m definitely going to follow your work. Looking forward to seeing what you do next! – Sara Neidorf (drumset 18-39) / @saraneidorf /

  30. darmesto says:

    Excellent…¡Great job!…

  31. Amanda Dal says:

    I love your feel! Great playing 😄

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