Juan Carlos Cobián (1888–1953) was an Argentine bandleader and tango composer. He led the "evolutionary" tendency in tango which was perceived as tending to concert music than to traditional dance music.
- Carlos G. Groppa The Tango in the United States: A History 2004 Page 99 "Almost 50 years later, Cadicamo would narrate Cobian's adventures in New York in the book El Desconocido Juan Carlos Cobián (The Unknown Juan Carlos Cobián) (1976). At the composer's request, Cobián played on the piano "El choclo," .."
- Jorge Finkielman The Film Industry in Argentina: An Illustrated Cultural History 2004- Page 95 "On one side was the "evolutionary" tendency, started by Juan Carlos Cobian, Osvaldo Fresedo, and Julio De Caro. According to the newspapers from the time it was more concert music than dance music. On the other was the "traditional" "