Music Industry News Network [09-20-2017]
New CD By Bobby Ramirez "Yo Soy RITMO! Danzon
We are very proud and excited to announce the new CD by Bobby Ramirez titled "Yo Soy RITMO! Danzon" scheduled to be officially released on November 2017.
"Yo Soy RITMO! Danzon" chronicles 150 years of Cuba's classical music evolution with an emphasis on the Danzon.
The arrival of Bobby's new CD will also usher in a new era as he celebrates 40 years as a musician and performing artist in 2018.
Legendary Cuban flute virtuosos that have recorded Danzones include: Jose Antonio Fajardo, Richard Egües, Antonio Arcaño, Joaquin Oliveros, Luis Casas Romero, Francisco Delabart, and others.
Ramirez adds his unique blend of Jazz and Afro-Cuban style to what is largely know as traditional Cuban classical music.
Born in Camajuani, Santa Clara, Cuba, virtuoso musician and performing artist, flutist, saxophonist, vocalist, guitarist, composer and arranger, Maestro Bobby Ramirez has been captivating audiences for 4 decades with his unique style that forms a perfect harmonic blend of Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz rhythms.
Among many of Bobby's significant community service initiatives includes: Founder and President of the non-profit Jazz Museum of Florida, Inc (JAZZONIAN) currently located on the campus of Excelsior Language Academy, 369 East 10th Street, Hialeah, Miami FL; also the home of the Jazzonian Kids Club. And help found and establish the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, FL in April 2012
Recently, Ramirez was Bobby Ramirez appointment to serve on the Cultural Affairs Board of Hialeah, Miami, Florida
Bobby's Mission: To establish the Jazzonian Performing Arts Center to help underserved children in the community discover Jazz; learn to play a musical instrument; gain self confidence, perseverance and become exceptional through the arts; continue to bring Jazz to where there is none as part of Jazzonian
Bobby Ramirez, included as "some of the most prominent Latin musicians who live or have lived in Florida." Bill Dean, The Ledger Lakeland Florida (published October 8th, 2002)
"Ramirez's brand of Afro-Cuban Jazz is quite appealing and his flute playing is quite fluid and creative within the genre." Scott Yanow, Cadence magazine
"Bobby Ramirez is one of the best flutists and saxophonists from Cuba. His recording (Pan Con Bistec) is an example of a new and fresh sound in Latin Jazz fusion." Elvira Dominguez, El Diario La Prensa (NYC)
"What an incredible performance by Bobby Ramirez tonight at Arts Garage! Thank you for an exceptional and very memorable night." Alyona Aleksandra Ushe, Executive Director, The Arts Garage in Delray Beach
"If this stirring little hurricane of an album is any indication, Ramirez may one day inherit Dave Valentin's throne as top Latin flute player." Jonathan Widran, AMG
"Ramirez exhibits the strength found in some of the already established Latin Jazz musicians." Egidio Leitao, JazzTimes Magazine
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