Calixto Oviedo is a living encyclopedia of Cuban drumming and percussion, from the deep roots of African-influenced folklore to the hottest dance music and the cutting edge of jazz. One of the creators of the dynamic timba rhythm, as the drummer for the iconic Havana group NG la Banda, Oviedo's innovative and brilliant percussive techniques have made him the in-demand drummer for The Afro Cuban All Stars. Calixto continually plays with numerous internationally known artists including Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdes, Danilo Perez, and many others with a career that spans over 38 years. His 2015 recording Rumba del Siglo received a nomination to the Latin Grammys and the Akademia Music Award (Stockholm) in the Best Latin Jazz album category.

Calixto moved from Stockholm to Lakewood, CO in July of 2013. Since then he has been performing and teaching clinics at major United States Universities, such as University of Colorado at Boulder (CU), California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA), and Berkley College of Music.

He has been honored to play at various festivals around the world including Feria de Cali, Colombia; Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland; Nice Jazz Festival, France; North Sea Jazz Festival, Netherlands; Umbria Jazz, Italy; Festival di San Remo, Italy; Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Denmark; Red Sea Jazz Festiva, Eilat – Israel; Umeå Jazz Festival, Sweden; Oslo World Music, Norway; Salsa Festival, Madrid, Spain; Feria del Pacifico, Peru; Molde Jazz Festival, Molde, Norway; Udine jazz –Italy; Montreal Jazz Festival –Canada; Portland Jazz Festival Tijuana Blues & Jazz Festival and many more.