Carlos Alban Studied at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education. He has played with such artists as Héctor Silveira, Chuchito Valdés Jr., Perico Sambeat, Jorge Pardo, Randy Brecker, Dave Samuels, Anders Astrand, among others. In 2004 he returns to Ecuador where he founded a percussion studio (Estudio de Percusión). Alban´s Studio hosts an annual festival, having received support from the United States Embassy, Zildjian, and VanderCook College of Music. He personally reaches out to enlist guest clinicians and performers, some of whom include Gordon Gottlieb, Erick Charlston, John Riley, John Beck, Anders Astrand, Ney Rosauro and Dave Samuels. He is also president of the Percussive Arts Society Ecuador Chapter. Alban co-leads the Ecuadorian jazz trio PIES EN LA TIERRA.