Brooklyn born to Puerto Rican parents, Jerry Ramos was introduced to various genres of music from a very early age. Through the years he has immersed himself in his love for Classical, Jazz and Afro-Cuban music while maintaining his feet grounded to his New York City roots.
It was through these early years of exposure and experience where he was introduced to the sounds of Ray Barretto and the album "Que La Musica" which demonstrated Ray's driving Guaguanco conga pattern with the additional energetic rhythm section of Orestes Vilato on timbales and Johnny Rodriguez on bongos and conga.
Contributing to that solid foundation was the free floating style of the great sonero Adalberto Santiago that galvanized Jerry's inspiration and desire to formally learn percussion from the older musicians that lived in the neighborhood. That knowledge would pay off as the opportunities to play with many local bands were quickly made available ultimately resulting in backing up the great Salsa duo Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz on congas.
As Jerry reached his young adult years he moved on from playing Percussion and picked up the Upright and Electric Bass due to his new influences of Bobby Rodriguez, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Charles Mingus, Scott La Faro, Jaco Pastorious, John Patitucci, Michael Vinas, Joe Santiago and the great Andy Gonzalez. The latter two would become more than mentors and more as older brothers.
The path that Jerry follows has allowed him to share the stage with many of the greatest artists in Jazz and Afro-Cuban music such as Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz, La Lupe, Nicky Marrero, Papo Pepin, Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Pedro "Puchi" Bulong, Al Acosta, Ivan Renta, Ralph Irizzary, Luis Cruz, Willie Alvarez, Willie Rodriguez, Gilberto "Pulpo" Colon jr,Frankie Vazquez and Luis Rodriguez.
With such passion for music, Jerry initiated his formal studies in music theory and history at the Julliard School of Music Evening Division and is currently a student at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music studying Bass and Composition.
Looking Forward; Jerry is presently writing music for his freshman debut recording stay tuned.