Born in Buenos Aires, Juan Carlos Cáceres was an accomplished jazz
trombonist by his mid-twenties, and though he studied fine arts at the
university rather than music, he quickly became a prominent figure in the
Buenos Aires jazz community and at the Cueva de Passarato jazz club.
In the late '60s Caceres relocated to Paris, where he engaged in a wide
variety of artistic pursuits, including painting, producing, teaching and
During this period he became an expert on the music surrounding the Río de
la Plata - styles such as tango, milonga, murga, and candombe.
He earned a reputation not only as a proficient trombonist, but as a
pianist, vocalist and songwriter as well.
He issued several records as Sudacas, Tocá Tangó, Murga Argentina.
Amongs other things, he founded the traditional tango group París Gotán
Trío and started a project in the increasingly popular electronic tango
genre, called Maquinal Tango.