Juan Pablo Nahar is composer and acoustic bass player. He was born in Paramaribo Suriname.
In Amsterdam he was the co-founder of the legendary ” Surinam Music Ensemble” and a pioneer at the beginning of the development of ” Paramaribop” ( the unique combination of Afro-Surinam Kaseko/Kawina rhythms and the abstract & more complex harmonies of Jazz & Bebop ). In 1997 he founded the quintet called “SURFIVE” as a nursery for the further development of Paramaribop. He transformed the band into “4SURE” and this is Pablo’s favorite crossover projects in order to keep his mojo working as a front runner of contemporary Afro Caribbean music ! He also performed and recorded with Jan Akkerman, Margie Evans, Jamaladeen Tacuma, Cornell Rochester, David Murray, Han Bennink, Benny Bailey, Ramon Valle and others.