Sarah Jane Cion (winner of the 17th Annual Great American Jazz Piano Competition) says,
“Chacho Ramirez’s CD “Lights Out” impresses in every way – from the grooving bass lines to the fantastically interwoven rhythms and exciting solos. Recorded sonically with the utmost clarity, even after repeated listening I couldn’t get enough of this recording. There is magic around every corner in this sparkling tapestry. Don’t miss this CD – it will not disappoint.”
"We, the Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee, were searching for a band to play salsa and swing. We had a salsa and swing workshop and really wanted the community to practice what they learned. All other bands did not want to experiment and challenge themselves with this request. Metrotang are true artists, willing to delve into unfamiliar territory and boy, did they deliver. Very professional and sensational. It was a great pleasure, and we hope to have them again at next year's Riverfest. If you want to impress your guest you must hire Metrotang, amazing talent."- Erica R., Bound Brook, NJ(gig ID# 3286837)
“Absolutely loved their performance. They were in time and kept to my schedule. Their music selection was terrific. My guests danced their hearts out. I would have them at my next event and would highly recommend them. From Latin jazz when my guests arrived to salsa for dancing the night away. Just wonderful. Thank you guys for making my 50th a success.” -Anthony R, New York City, NY (gig ID# 3119349)
Luis Hidalgo recommends La Banda Ramirez.
The Latin Jazz and Salsa Show, Oasis Broadcasting https://thelatinjazzandsalsashow.com
“Absolutely one of the best Latin jazz and Salsa bands I’ve heard. It is a pleasure to have been able to listen and sit in with this group of fine professionals. You are an inspiration to the music community.”
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."