Raul Ramirez

Originally from Peru, Raul Ramirez started playing the drums at the age of 5 and worked extensively in studio and live performances with many international artists and local bands. Since moving to the USA in 1973, he has been one of the most versatile percussionists in the Bay Area.

His mastery of different styles including jazz, fusion, Latin jazz, Brazilian jazz, and South American music has helped him to travel around the world performing with the very best Latin jazz artists. He has recorded with Merl Saunders, Denise Perrier, Lady Memphis, Frank Jackson, Etta Jones, and many others. He has performed with Etta Jones, George Duke, Pete Escovedo, Susana Baca, and many others.

Raul teaches music at Brookfield Child Development Center in Oakland and also performs with his own trio all over the Bay Area.