Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Jose Ramirez
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, Marquise Knox, 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).
At only 29 years old, Jose played his first European tour this past January 2018 where he was featured at Keeping the Blues Alive in Holland, Blues Sphere in Belgium and over 8 shows throughout Madrid Spain. “The Costa Rican Blues Ambassador” is now booking shows for his second European tour programmed for January 2019.