Flutist and vocalist Bobby Ramirez performing at Cuba Nostalgia miami festival in Miami a song called “Ku Ku Cha”, a Cuban style charanga originally performed by the Charanga band Hansel y Raul.
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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
“Thanks be to GOD THE FATHER for my Talent”
Virtuoso Cuban Creolle musician, flutist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, vocalist and educator, Maestro Bobby Ramirez was born in Camajuani, Santa Clara, Cuba. His Father Roberto Ramirez was black of African heritage born in Victoria de Las Tunas, Oriente, Cuba) ; and Mother Lilia Ubert, a descendant of Spanish European heritage born in Contramaestre, Santiago de Cuba.
For more than four decades, his style has been distinctive and unique, forming a perfect harmony between the rhythms of his Cuban Creole heritage, Jazz, and classical music.
Maestro Bobby Ramirez is a unique and charismatic artist that performs Cuban music (Danzón, Contradanzas, traditional Cuban dance music, and Afro-Cuban Jazz), and Jazz (swing, bebop, free jazz). Ramirez’s repertoire includes original Cuban inspired works for small Cuban charanga-style ensemble, as well as full string and Big Band orchestra formats.
A powerful performer and improviser on the saxophone and flute, Ramirez maintains an unequivocal equilibrium holding a firm command of the language of jazz and Cuban rhythms drawing from an intensive vocabulary of colorful sounds that inspire and tell his unique musical story and Cuban heritage.
With over 40 music releases, his creative talent also sets him apart as a solo flutist performing free Jazz as well as classical music; including great collection of free Jazz improvisational solo flute works, including: “Celebrating John Coltrane”, and 4 releases recorded on location in Puerto Rico. His recordings can be found on iTunes and Amazon.