28-10-2022 @ 21:00 – 23:00
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 Spring 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
“An incendiary guitarist, even hotter than his homeland”
– Stephen Foster, BBC UK
“One of Costa Rica’s greatest exports”
– Monte Adkison, Blue Monday Magazine
“Costa Rica’s Robert Cray”
– Nanette Wiser, Suncoast Blues Society Publisher
“Deep Blues…Powerful and passionate.”
– Bob Margolin, blues musician
“If you like your Blues rocked hard, Jose is your man”
– Mark Hummel, blues musician
“Listening to Jose Ramirez, it’s easy to tell that his heart is way into the Blues”
– Charlie Musselwhite, blues musician
“A Soulful guitar player bent on keeping the Blues alive and spreading his message around the world”
– Little Charlie Baty, blues musician
De deur gaat open om 20:00 uur. Showtime: 21:00 uur.
Entree: €15,- vvk €17,50 aan de deur
DJ voor en na het optreden: Wim Behre