RAMIRO SCALZI: Dinner music, wedding music, cultural music, drum/light show.
Ramiro Scalzi is a technological innovator and creative designer who creates interactive live music shows that flood the senses and incorporate technological content, combining percussionists, DJs, video mapping, and choreographed performances. He does solo performances, live band performances, and small or large scale performances designed specifically for brands and special events. Hire him for a latin band, unique theatrical show, or solo percussionist.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 3 - 30 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Ramiro Scalzi takes time to create an innovative performance for all events, from small solo shows to large-scale productions. Event organizers will find it fun and easy to work with Scalzi and his network of artists, and audiences can expect a beautiful high quality performance with impressive skill, elegance, and vibrant fun energy. If you are looking for a dynamic explosion of senses, hire him for one of his Drum and Luz performances! For events that need amping up to BECOME a party, hire him to things up a notch with interactive percussion! For a beautiful cultural live music experience for dinner parties or weddings, hire his band for authentic Cuban, Brazilian, or Argentinian music groups.
Here are performance options:
1. World Music Live Music: Scalzi and special guests. World music with a dash of flamenco, Cuban, Brazilian, jazz, and more.
2. Drum & Luz is a spectacular unique performance combining drums with lights to create a sensorial and visually arresting show.
3. Solo performances: Scalzi performs as a percussionist collaborating with DJs, other musicians, with hand percussion or his special illuminated drums.
Every show is a unique piece of performance art. Each experience is customized to the event location, in order to enhance the work.
Ramiro Scalzi Tejada was born in Mendoza, Argentina and nephew of Armando Tejada Gómez, the famous Argentinian poet, singer and composer, from an early age Ramiro was heavily influenced by art and music. At ten years old he began guitar lessons and at fifteen to study percussion with Quique Oech and saxophone with Walter Casciani. After two years of studying with his master tutors, Ramiro decided to explore further musical influences and set out on what turned into a three year journey across Latin and South America – visiting, living and drinking in the musical, dance and artistic influences of Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, northern Argentina and northern Mexico. At twenty Ramiro moved to Cuba to study at the Superior Institute of Arts (ISA), where he had the privilege of private instruction with their famous musicians, including Yaroldy Robles Abreu (Chucho Valdez) and Elvira Fuentes. After five years of intensive study, Ramiro decided to continue to feed his artistic soul and began traveling and performing with musicians and DJs throughout Cuba, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. He continued exploring art and more musical genres including: Latin jazz, flamenco, the blues, funk, folk, rock & roll, hip-hop, rap, soul, R&B, as well as influences from African, Cuban, Brazilian and Uruguayan music.
With all his musical talents and knowledge, Ramiro began collaborating with various artists. In Cuba, he was a guest musician with Roberto Carcasses, Bobi Carcasses and X Alfonso, at the studio of Pablo Milanes, on the Free Hole Negro’s superfinos Negros album. He worked on the score for the “Habana Blues” film by Benito Zambrano (2005), which closed the Telmary Diaz festival. Ramiro composed and performed the musical score of the Cuban documentary “Visions Cuba” directed by José Monteros. In Buenos Aires he formed a Latin Jazz band, which featured Daniel Maza, Fabian Miodownik, Remo Bianco, Maira Dómine, among other talented musicians. He performed a duet with Raphael de la Torre and also worked with the both the Norberto Cordoba (bassist Abel Pintos) and Broder Bastos (bassist Ciro Y los Persas) trios. Ramiro was invited by Mariana Baraj to perform with Onda Vaga and Michael Mike on their album Black Music. He has played with Lucho Herrera, Natacha Seara and with La Mala Rodriguez in “The Theater” at the Tamara Stegmayer Auditorium Centennial Park (today known as Vorterix).
He has guested on albums with Godoy San Isidro, Terrazas del Este, Club SerranoTe Matare Ramirez, Brook Palermo, Kika with Hype Party and Jet. In New York he has performed at noted clubs including Cielo, Zink Bar, the Soul “Groove Bar”, the Williamsburg Music Center and at Terrace 7 with John Benitez. He shared the stage at Arlene’s Grocery with YahZarah (Erika Badu) and Eric Lewis (drummer for Beyonce). Ramiro also performed at parties with Buscemi, DJ Mina, Gaston Ramiro Javier Bussola, Osqui, DJ Oriol, Fran Di Gianni and Matt Ashley. Private Music Lessons Ramiro has been tutoring music students for over twelve years throughout Argentina, Spain, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba and New York. He specializes in all percussion instruments.
Additional Booking Notes
Technical details depend on each show.
There are various shows with either minimal or more complex technical options, and it depends on which show is requested.
Influences & Inspiration
Latin jazz, flamenco, the blues, funk, folk, rock & roll, hip-hop, rap, soul, R&B, as well as influences from African, Cuban, Brazilian and Uruguayan music.
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