Time & Location
Apr 14, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
St. Petersburg, 687 Central Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
About the Event
At 33 years old, Jose Ramirez is Latin America'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, Bryan Lee and Mike Wheeler 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.
The new album titled "Major League Blues'' will be released March 4th 2022 and the band will tour The US with over 28 cities across 14 states starting February 2022.
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 65 concerts in England, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany.
His 2019 US tour included over 25 shows around the Midwest and the South. Highlights included shows at legendary clubs such as Buddy Guy’s Legends where Buddy Guy himself joined Jose on stage and The House Of Blues in Chicago.
Jose was recently nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2021 for his debut album “Here I Come” produced by Blues guitar legend Anson Funderburgh
Jose’s debut album was 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)
Anson Funderburgh ( guest guitar player on 2 tracks )
Jim Pugh on the Keyboards (Robert Cray, Etta James, BB King)
The Texas Horns on 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)