LATEST NEWS: Second Place Winner at the International Blues Challenge - Memphis 2020

BIO

ABOUT JOSE RAMIREZ

Latin America's Rising Blues Star

At 32 years old, Jose Ramirez is Costa Rica’s premier blues artist and has played with some of the biggest names in the blues industry. These artists include Buddy Guy, Anson Funderburgh, Janiva Magness, Mark Hummel and Bryan Lee, to name a few.

The Jose Ramirez Band recently won second place at The Blues Foundation 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The band performed in the finals at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis after advancing to the quarter and semi-finals against over 230 bands from around the world.

In the past couple of years, Jose has traveled the world playing the blues. His two European tours included more than 45 concerts in England, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. His U.S.A. tour included shows around the Midwest and the South. Highlights included shows at legendary clubs such as Buddy Guy’s Legends and The House of Blues in Chicago.

The band is getting ready for some more touring in the U.S. and Europe this year. Jose’s debut album “Here I Come“ releases in Summer and will be the highlight of the tour.

The new album was recently recorded in Austin, TX under the production of blues guitar legend Anson Funderburgh and mixed by Grammy Award Winner Stuart Sullivan (Jimmie Vaughan, Willie Nelson, Sublime)

Album musicians:

Jim Pugh on the Keyboards (Robert Cray, Etta James, BB King)

Wes Starr on Drums (Mark Hummel, Sam Myers, Delbert McClinton)

Nate Rowe on Bass (Redd Volkaert, Emily Gimble)

The Texas Horns on the Brass Section: Kaz Kazanoff, Al Gomez, John Mills

This new album will include mostly original material written by Jose Ramirez.

Jose talking about his passion, life, career and the blues...