Ivan Malespin is a trombonist, bassist, composer, arranger, and bandleader residing in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts, the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and most recently the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, from which he obtained a Master’s of Music in Jazz Studies in 2019.

Malespin performs with several groups throughout Southern California, including the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and co-leads the group Alexis & Ivan, with pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, Alexis Angulo. Malespin is a 2018 - 2019 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar.

Photography by Genevieve Pellettier

Photography by Genevieve Pellettier