Born in Camajuani, Santa Clara, Cuba, Maestro Bobby Ramirez grew up in Hialeah, Miami Florida, where he initiated his musical career, expanding over three decades since 1979.
“Thanks be to God Jehovah for my Talent”
“I came with nothing onto this World, and I leave with nothing; my Talent is not mine; it is the talent that God Jehovah gave me to inspire, give love and happiness to 1,000,000 kids and families per year!
Maestro Bobby Ramirez - Bio
The story and music of virtuoso musician, bandleader, saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer and arranger, Maestro Bobby Ramirez is a true testament of perseverance.
Born in Camajuani, Santa Clara, Cuba, Maestro Bobby Ramirez grew up in Hialeah (Miami) Florida where he initiated his musical career, expanding over 3 decades since 1979.
Maestro Bobby Ramirez is blessed with a humble and enthusiastic personality that give forth a strong sense of gratitude and humility towards people and service to the community.
Maestro Bobby Ramirez is a unique and charismatic artist that performs original Jazz compositions influenced by Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop, Bossa Nova, and Funk, including some popular classic Jazz standards and Latin American compositions.
A powerful performer and improviser on the saxophone and flute, Ramirez holds a firm command of the language of jazz drawing from an intensive vocabulary of colorful sounds and rhythms, as well as equally capable with his skills as a Jazz composer and arranger.
Maestro Bobby Ramirez has also performed as guest soloist and/or as an opening act for some of today's most notable musicians and past Latin Jazz legends--some of which include late great Tito Puente and Mario Bauza, also Patato Valdez, Cachao, Israel "Kantor", Gato Barbieri, Danilo Perez, Federico Britos Ruiz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Arturo Sandoval and the Florida International University Concert Jazz Band, and many others.
While Maestro Bobby Ramirez keeps a busy schedule of performances, he has donated his time and talent to many local South Florida charities. Mr. Ramirez also serves the South Florida community as the creative visionary, Founder and President of the non-profit Jazz Museum of Florida, Inc (dba JAZZONIAN), currently located at Excelsior Language Academy in Hialeah (Miami, Florida).
One of Bobby’s most notable achievements was establishing the JAZZONIAN Kids Club, an educational initiative that inspires family values and leadership principals as part of a Jazz and music curriculum at Excelsior Language Academy where Bobby works with kids as a volunteer every week.
Maestro Bobby Ramirez is a member of the Latin-Portuguese Ministry (Founded by Father Jose de Jesus).
The Bobby Ramirez Foundation is dedicated to children's charities, providing music performances, workshops, as well as donating instruments, and music arrangements.
Journey to America
Says Bobby: “I came from Cuba to the America at age 7 in 1971 with just the clothes I was wearing; actually stayed for two weeks at Freedom Tower because my mom, brother and I did not have family here in Miami that would claim us. We were alone, scared, and the future was uncertain. By a miracle, a friend heard that we were staying there and claimed us. From then, I embraced the American dream that if you work hard and focus on your goals, the possibilities are endless...always in the forefront is the passion to succeed empowered by God’s blessings of liberty; thus, continuously tempered with and wonderful sense of service to the community; inspire others around me.”
“Growing up in Hialeah in a single parent home, I would hang with street kids sometimes getting myself into trouble doing stupid things, close to drugs, gangs, and violence. I was a troubled young teen with very bad associations and no direction, purpose, and no positive role model to look up to. No doubt, I was heading fast towards the wrong path.”
“Then at age 14, something unexpected and amazing happened through the grace of God: music and Jazz found me. At first I resisted not realizing that this was my destiny. Soon I realized that with God’s blessing through music and Jazz, I can become exceptional.”
"I especially thank my Dad for nurturing my Christian faith and family values that Jesus Christ is the way, and God is the light of all. In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and Blessed Mary Mother of Jesus Christ, Amen!"
More information about Maestro Bobby Ramirez at www.BobbyRamirez.com
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