Pablo Motta was born in Pergamino, in the province of Buenos Aires, and at age 12 moved with his family to the United States, where he began to study double bass in the state schools of Los Angeles.
His professional career started at age 15 alongside his father José Luis “Pepe” Motta in ensembles of the most varied styles and featured the composition of music for numerous films.
As a jazz musician, Pablo has shared the stage with top-notch artists like Justo Almario, Ronald Muldrow, Bill Cunliffe, John Pisano, Ron Anthony and Rick Zunigar, among others.
He appeared alongside New York saxophonist Donny McCaslin at the 2008 edition of Buenos Aires Jazz.
As a tango musician, he toured the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Korea and Japan with the shows Tango Vivo!, Tango Dreams, Forever Tango (which ran in Broadway for three months) and Tango Buenos Aires, in which he was musical director.
In Los Angeles he directed the Los Angeles Tango Ensemble and worked in different symphony orchestras, including those of Santa Barbara, California and Mládi. Pablo currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is the director of the Pablo Motta Quintet+1.