March 21, 2020 in THE BRONX

Fiery Latin Jazz!

Trombeatz – A Caribbean Thing

Led by Hommy Ramos, with percussionist and co-director Nelson Bello, Trombeatz is a dynamic, cutting edge and totally unique Caribbean jazz ensemble. Their debut album, A Caribbean Thing, was released to great acclaim under Truth Revolution Recording Collective in 2019. The group has performed in Puerto Rico and throughout the eastern U.S., and is known for its high energy and melodic skill. Hommy’s many credits include projects and performances with Andy Montañez, William Cepeda, Johnny Rivera, Danilo Pérez, Giovanny Hidalgo, Paquito D’Rivera, Timbalaye, and Tego Calderón. Nelson’s equally impressive dossier features work with Andy González, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Tony Vega, Charles Flores, and Zaccai.

Trombeatz concept is at once soulful and sophisticated. I love the way they utilize the trombone in their ensemble. Their new recording, ‘A Caribbean Thing’, reflects a deep understanding of the Latin Jazz tradition, while taking the music somewhere fresh. I’m a Trombeatz fan for sure! (Steve Davis – All About Jazz).

Performers:
Hommy Ramos – trombone and musical director
Nelson Bello – congas and percussion
Alex “Apolo” Ayala – bass
Felipe Fournier – vibraphone and percussion
Joel Mateo – drums

Program:
Set will feature highlights from the group’s CD – A Caribbean Thing, to be announced from the stage.

About the CD
According to trombonist and musical director Hommy Ramos, “‘A Caribbean Thing’ is an invitation to The Caribbean experience through music. The title invites you to want to know more about The Caribbean as a geographic region: its culture and the music.”

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HOMMY RAMOS (Trombone). A Puerto Rican composer, arranger and educator, he began musical studies at the Escuela Libre de Música in San Juan. In his junior year of high school, he earned a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he earned the Bachelor’s Degree. He received his Masters Degree from Queens College. Credits include Latin music greats Roberto Roena, Humberto Ramírez, Tego Calderón, Andy Montañez, Danilo Pérez, Giovanny Hidalgo, John Benítez, Paquito d’Rivera, and The Ray Charles Tribute Band. His first album, Trombeatz – A Caribbean Thing, was released in spring 2019 to great acclaim. He is a member of Los Pleneros de la 21, Timbalaye, Eddie Montalvo Orchestra, Steven Oquendo Orchestra, and the Mood Society Collective.

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This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Southwest Airlines is the official airline of Pregones/PRTT. For a full list of our funders, visit www.pregonesprtt.org.

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Event Details

  • Location

    Pregones in THE BRONX
    575 Walton Avenue

  • Music direction by

    Hommy Ramos & Nelson Bello

  • Featuring

    Hommy Ramos – trombone and musical director
    Nelson Bello – congas and percussion
    Alex “Apolo” Ayala – bass
    Felipe Fournier – vibraphone and percussion
    Joel Mateo – drums

Saturday, March 21, 8PM – HOMMY RAMOS / TROMBEATZ (Fiery Latin Jazz) —

Led by Hommy Ramos, with percussionist and co-director Nelson Bello, Trombeatz is a dynamic, cutting edge and totally unique Caribbean jazz ensemble. Their debut album, A Caribbean Thing, was released to great acclaim under Truth Revolution Recording Collective in 2019. The group has performed in Puerto Rico and throughout the eastern U.S., and is known for its high energy and melodic skill.

Trombeatz concept is at once soulful and sophisticated. I love the way they utilize the trombone in their ensemble. Their new recording, ‘A Caribbean Thing’, reflects a deep understanding of the Latin Jazz tradition, while taking the music somewhere fresh. I’m a Trombeatz fan for sure! —Steve Davis

Hommy’s many credits include projects and performances with Andy Montañez, William Cepeda, Johnny Rivera, Danilo Pérez, Giovanny Hidalgo, Paquito D’Rivera, Timbalaye, and Tego Calderón. Nelson’s equally impressive dossier features work with Andy González, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Tony Vega, Charles Flores, and Zaccai.

According to trombonist and musical director Hommy Ramos, “‘A Caribbean Thing’ is an invitation to The Caribbean experience through music. The title invites you to want to know more about The Caribbean as a geographic region: its culture and the music.

Performers:

Hommy Ramos – trombone and musical director
Nelson Bello – congas and percussion
Alex “Apolo” Ayala – bass
Felipe Fournier – vibraphone and percussion
Joel Mateo – drums