ABOUT JOSE RAMIREZ
Latin America's Rising Blues Star
At 34 years old, Jose Ramirez is Latin America’s #1 blues artist and has played with some of the biggest names in the blues industry. These artists include Buddy Guy, Kingfish, Janiva Magness, James Armstrong and Anson Funderburgh, to name a few.
Jose recently signed a contract with world-famous blues label Delmark Records in Chicago for the release of his second studio album making him the first ever Latin-American artist to ever sign with this renowned record company in 69 years.
The new album titled “Major League Blues” was released March 4th, 2022. The band recently toured the United States with over 28 cities across 14 states starting in February going thru April.
The new album includes an All-Star band backing up Jose.
Bob Stroger, Bass
Willie Hayes, Drums
Billy Flynn, Guitar
Roosevelt Purifoy Jr., Hammond Organ
Jimmy Johnson, special guest guitarist on one track
To purchase the “Major League Blues” album, click here.
Summer Tour 2022
The new Summer Tour, with 35 shows, will start in June 2022 and completing in August. It will include some of the most important blues venues, festivals and theaters in the nation.
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 more than 230 bands from around the world.
In the past couple of years, Jose has traveled the world playing the blues. His two European tours have included more than 65 concerts in England, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany.
His U.S. tours every year include over 75 shows all over the Midwest, Northeast and the South. Highlights have included shows at the legendary Buddy Guy’s Legends, where Buddy Guy himself has joined Jose on stage.
Jose was recently nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2021 for his debut album “Here I Come.” Jose’s debut album was recorded in Austin, Texas under the production of blues guitar legend Anson Funderburgh and mixed by Grammy Award winner Stuart Sullivan (Jimmie Vaughan, Willie Nelson, Sublime).
“Here I Come” Musicians:
Anson Funderburgh, guest Guitar player on 2 tracks
Jim Pugh, on Keyboards (Robert Cray, Etta James, B.B. King)
The Texas Horns
the Brass section: Kaz Kazanoff, Al Gomez, John Mills (Jimmie Vaughan, Ray Charles, etc.)
Wes Starr on drums (Mark Hummel, Sam Myers, Delbert McClinton)
Nate Rowe on Bass (Redd Volkaert, Emily Gimble)