Eddie Ramirez

"Playing my 789RL-B has renewed my love to go in my studio and practice. This horn is so perfect that there's no error in intonation. I really enjoy working scales on every register, because the sound is consistently warm and I don't need to push too hard - which I used to have to do with all my old horns. I will always be proud to say that I'm using a Cannonball trumpet." ~ Eddie Ramirez



Bio

Eddie Ramirez brings over 45 years of international show and tour experience to the stage. Included in his repertoire is big band, swing, Dixie, classical, jazz funk, latin, classic rock, gospel and R&B. Eddie's classical training started at age 7, when he became the youngest trumpet soloist in the Philippines. He went on to write and perform musical scores for TV shows and movies in his mainland, and perform with touring artists such as Stan Getz, Nancy Wilson and Ann Margaret. He played lead trumpet with several big bands, toured with his own latin band Brass Wave, mastered free form jazz in Germany, and honed his multi-instrumentalist skills on tours throughout Asia, Japan, Hawaii, Germany, Canada and the U.S. His arrangement of Chick Corea's "Spain" for the Honolulu Symphony, which he also performed with them, remains a milestone in his career. He also perfected holding a note indefinitely and playing two-horns-atonce, for which he's probably best known in the Islands. Eddie spent the 80's on stage and TV in Hawaii, making albums and touring with Hawaii's top show group Society of Seven. He then toured with Bobby Womack on his Resurrection Tour throughout the U.S., and Joe Louis Walker throughout Europe. In the Bay Area, he's done guest solos on CDs for Danilo, Sista Monica, Elaine Lucia, Chuck Priolo's OMB, IsikoJam, Kirk Casey, and music for CD-Rom games by Electronic Arts. Eddie is currently teaching 158 adult and children music theory, piano, flute, trumpet and vocals and freelancing with Big City Revue, Mitch Woods (Rocket 88 swing band), Rudy Salvini's Big Band, and Danilo. His first U.S. CD "Velvet Fist" was released in 1999, He produced multiple CD's that contains love song of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. And he is currently at work on his next, entitled "The Eddie Ramirez Project".



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