Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba March 16, 1967. From 1987 to 1992 Ivan studied university courses at Pedagogico de la Habana, obtaining a bachelors degree in Music Education. While studying he was trombone player and musical director of the band “Son Imagen”, which received various award recognitions. Then in 1993, he started as a trombone player with the orchestra “Cuestión Seria”, and later shared responsibilities as musical director with Mariela Suarez. This group won the 1995 Novel Orchestra award in Cuba. Two years later he participated as musical arranger and trombone player in the recording production “Amante Solo Yo”, by Dikan and “Cuestión Seria”.