The Costa Rica Blues Ambassador
Welcome to the home of Latin America’s rising Blues artist Jose Ramirez! Here you will be able to find the latest news, press, tour dates and music. Be sure to check out the different pages on the site and come back often as we will update it frequently.about Jose Ramirez
INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE 2020
The Jose Ramirez Band was recently selected to represent the capital of the United States
(Washington D.C.) at the upcoming International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, January 2020.
The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those blues bands and solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each affiliated Blues Society of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo musician(s) to represent its organization at the IBC. The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music.
NEW ALBUM IN THE WORKS
Jose is getting ready to get in the studio to cut his debut album produced by American blues and guitar slinger Anson Funderburgh. A very special selection of musicians have been chosen to record this album, including Grammy Award winner Jim Pugh, famous for his work with Robert Cray, BB King, Etta James, Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker to name a few.
The Texas Horns will also be a part of the new album.
This famous horn section have worked with Blues legends such as Magic Sam, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Jimmie Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Dr John and Aretha Franklin to name a few.
The rhythm section will be conformed by Nate Rowe on bass and Wes Starr on drums.
This promises to be a high intensity album that will reflect Jose’s soulful approach to the Blues. It will include mostly all new original material written by Jose and a few covers arranged in his own style.
NOW BOOKING EUROPEAN TOUR 2020
We’re very happy and excited to announce that the band is now on European bookings. A European tour is already in the works for the months of June, July, August in 2020. Even though Jose has toured
Europe twice in the past, this will be the first time touring with his American band. To see recent photos from Jose's trip to Europe, check out the bands Instagram.
Contact Jose Ramirez for European bookings.