At 30 years old, Jose Ramirez is Costa Rica’s Premier Blues Artist and has played with some of the biggest names in the Blues industry including Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Bryan Lee, Shawn Holt and Albert Castiglia, to name a few. Jose experienced the American Blues scene for a couple of years and played some of the best Blues Clubs in the country including Buddy Guy’s Legends and Rosa's in Chicago, and The Bradfordville Blues Club in Florida. He also played some of the biggest Blues festivals in the US such as The Washington DC Blues Festival and The Bonita Springs Blues Festival in Florida. He also did session work as a guitar player for Florida based singer Lauren Mitchell on her latest album recorded in Los Angeles California by award winning producer Tony Braunagel (Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt). Jose was also a part of Panama’s annual Blues and Jazz festival held in Boquete Panama in February 2018 where he was backed up by the legendary Nighthawks (USA). Jose recently completed his second European Tour that included over 30 shows throughout Europe (Holland, Belgium, England, Spain and The Basque Country) Now based out of Washington DC, “The Costa Rican Blues Ambassador” is working hard on his new album and also booking shows for his upcoming U.S. Tour to begin in July 2019 that will include cities such as Chicago, Tallahassee, Washington DC, New York, Fort Myers, Sarasota, North Carolina, Boca Raton and more.
"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
"If you like your Blues rocked hard, Jose is your man" Mark Hummel
"Listening to Jose Ramirez, it’s easy to tell that his heart is way into The Blues" Charlie Musselwhite
"A Soulful guitar player bent on keeping The Blues Alive and spreading his message around the world" Little Charlie Baty