Born to Puerto Rican parents on the south side of Brooklyn New York City, Jerry Ramos was introduced to the rich and diverse genres of music from a very early age. Throughout the years Jerry immersed himself in Classical, Jazz and Afro-Cuban music while maintaining his feet grounded to his New York City roots of gospel and funk.
During these formative years of exposure, Jerry was introduced to the sounds of Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, the great Mario Bauza and the soulful Frank "Machito" Grillo. Ultimately resulting in backing up the famed Salsa duo Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz on congas.
As a multi - instrumentalist Jerry was influenced of by the masterful bassists; Bobby Rodriguez, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, Scott La Faro, Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci, Michael Vinas, Joe Santiago and the great Andy Gonzalez. Both Joe and Andy would become more than mentors and teachers , But more like 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" Boulong, Al Acosta, Ivan Renta, Ralph Irizarry, Luis Cruz, Willie Alvarez, William Rodriguez, Gilberto "Pulpo" Colon jr, Eddie Montalvo, Frankie Vazquez and Luis Rodriguez.
With so much passion and love for music, Jerry initiated his formal studies in music theory and history at the Julliard School of Music Evening Division and has continued his studies at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music studying Bass and Composition.