La Banda Ramirez

Chacho Ramirez originals, including
Coco Loco, Full Moon in Philly, Lights Out...

Photo by Charles Diaz


La Banda Ramirez plays Latin jazz in New York City and beyond.  Cuban, Salsa and Latin jazz standards from Mongo Santamaria, Palmi

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. 
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Hal Galper says, of Metrotang's 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."

La Banda Ramirez
New recordings (Jan. '19) complete our new CD for release in late April 2019.  
Stay tuned for the celebrations update!