La Banda Ramirez plays Latin jazz in New York City and beyond.  Cuban, Salsa and Latin jazz of Mongo Santamaria, Eddie Palmieri, Chacho Ramirez, Don Grolnick, Dave Valentin, Ray Barretto, Bill O'Connell,

Regular gig:  Now in our 7th year at Paris Blues Harlem, we play on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.  Paris Blues is located at 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (Seventh Ave. @ 121st, northeast corner) in New York City.

We play for community events, festivals, private parties, galas, fundraisers, weddings, receptions, clubs, restaurants. ​


Hal Galper says of Chacho's Metrotang CD:

"Lights Out, by percussionist Chacho Ramirez’s quintet Metrotang, pulsates with the heartbeat of urban Latin music.  Combining salsa and jazz with his Cuban roots, Chacho has created a contemporary sound that expresses today’s cultural milieu.  Whether for listening, dancing or partying, this CD should be in everyone’s collection."

Photo by Charles Diaz

Chacho Ramirez originals, including
Coco Loco, Full Moon in Philly, Melba's Mambo...

La Banda Ramirez

CALENDAR La Banda Ramirez

Nov. 13 - Upwardly Global Gala, NYC

Oct. 16 - WeAct for Environmental Justice Gala, NYC

Sept 28 - Latin Jazz, Club Bonafide, NYC

Sept. 14 - RiverFest, Bound Brook, NJ

Sept. 13 - Salsa Night, Club Bonafide, NYC
Aug. 23 -
Latin Jazz and Salsa Show
Festival Gala, Richmond VA

​and all 1st & 3rd Sundays, 9 pm to 1 am
Paris Blues Harlem
2021 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., NYC