|(October 4th, 2017 – Hialeah, Miami, FL) We are very proud and excited to announce the new CD by Bobby Ramirez titled "Yo Soy RITMO! Danzon" scheduled to be officially released in November 2017. Listen to sound samples at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmSAWh97roQ
The music is traditional Cuban classical Danzon fused with Afro-Cuban Jazz; musicians include: Bobby Ramirez (flute, vocals); Yorgis Goiricelaya (bass guitar); Frank Bello (piano); Amaurys Reinoso Perdomo (guiro, congas); Antonio "Pacha" Portuono (timbales); Luis Aguilar (violin)
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.
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. 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 appointment to serve on the Cultural Affairs Board of the City 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 – Celebrate Jazz Heritage.
More info at www.jazzonian.org