Thanks to his family musical influence, he began his musical journey at an early age while growing up in Lima, Peru. His family exposed him to all sorts of styles and genres of music including Brazilian, Peruvian, salsa, rock, and jazz.  This inspired him to start learning guitar and to start playing drums at the age of 15.  After only a year of playing, he was accepted to join the the F.D.R School Big Band.  By the age of 18, as his music career was just starting to blossom, he was already recording CD’s with local musicians, working as a session drummer with different bands as well as playing live regularly.  Calmet's musical personality has always been very wide, he would be considered foremost an improviser but he as well cherishes and has a big fascination for architectural music. He is considered one of the most acclaimed and versatile drummers in Dublin at the moment as well as being a big force in drums, musical education and composition.

Currently Cote Calmet holds a Master Degree in Performance and is part of a Jazz teaching program called The Jazz Lab next to Marco Santaroni and Cian Boylan.  Together they teach in one of the newest and most in demand studios in Dublin and Ireland, Camden Recording Studios. 


Shared stage with:

Cory Wong

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet 


Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Lee Fields and the Expressions

Cory Henry Revival Project

Tom Rainey's OBBLIGATO

Christian Scott Quintet

Soul Jazz Orchestra

Sponsored by:

  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Aquarian Drumskins
  • Vater Sticks
  • HG Peruvian Instruments

Collaborated with:

  • Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • Cory Wong
  • Ralph Rolle
  • Edmar Castañeda
  • Ben Castle
  • Paddy Maloney
  • Curtis Fowlkes
  • Michael Buckley
  • Mick Pyro
  • Cian Boylan
  • Paul Booth
  • Ryan Quigley
  • John Selolwane
  • Sidiki Dembele
  • Andy Hunter
  • Maurice Seezer
  •  Sergio Carolino