Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger, with performances in, UK, The United States, Netherlands, Spain, Estonia, Colombia, Bolivia and Venez
Ramon Garcia Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger, with performances in the UK, the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Estonia, Colombia, Bolivia and Venezuela. Currently self-employed music teacher and playing in London with The Denmark Street Big Band, The Latin Bridge and Jasmine Ali Covervision. Recently been accepted as a Part Time Guitar Teacher at the Thurrock Council. Work Experience 2011 – 2015 Arranger, conductor and guitar player of The Deutsche Schule Madrid (German School of Madrid) Big Band 2014 – 2015 Arranger, conductor and guitar player of COAM (Professional Association of Architects of Madrid) Big Band 2010 – 2015 Guitar Teacher at The Deutsche Schule Madrid 2004 – 2010 Self-employed Guitar Teacher, Madrid 2001 – 2004 Guitar Teacher at the Musikanda School of Music, Madrid 1998 – 2001 Guitar, Harmony, Music Theory and Ensembles Teacher at the MIT School of Music, Madrid 1989 – 1990 Guitar Teacher at Ars Nova School of Music, Caracas, Venezuela Studies 1992-1998 Studied with a scholarship at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, New York, The United States. Obtained a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) in Music Studies Jazz. Cum Laude. GPA 3.61 During his stay in New York, Ramon took extensive private lessons with Gene Bertocini, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Matt Wilson, Earl McEntire. Master classes with Joe Henderson, Jim Hall, Milt Jackson, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Heath, Bob Mintzer, Tito Puente, among others. 1986-1991 Ars Nova, School of Music, Caracas. Venezuela. Have played with: Eddie Gomez, Tito Puente, Joe Henderson, Rufus Reid, Reginald Workman, Billy Johnson, Matt Wilson, Ugonna Okewo, Yosuke Inowe, Nasheet Waits, Takashi Shimamoto, Dave Berkman, Sam Newsome, Jorge Pardo, among others. Have played at: The European Day in Madrid with the Deutsch Schule Madrid Big Band in 2013 and 2012 International Theatre Festival of Almagro 2013 with the Deutsche Schule Madrid Big Band. The Madrid Jazz festival 2008. The Jaén Jazz festival 2007. The San Martín de la Vega Jazz Festival 2007, 2008. The Cuenca Festival 2006. The Tallin Estonia Jazz Festival 2006. The Pamplona Jazz Festival 2006. The Castilla y León Jazz Festival 2006. The Cajastur Asturias Jazz Festival 2003, 2004, 2005. The Málaga Jazz Festival 2000. The Toledo Jazz Festival 1999, 2004. The Concord Hotel Jazz School Summit 95, Buffalo, New York. The Roosevelt Hotel Jazz Festival 94, New York. The Caracas Jazz Festival 1991, 1992. Recordings “Camello De Troya” Camello de Troya, Errabal Recording Label. Euskadi, Spain, 2008. “Walter Lusarreta & Ramón García Cuarteto” Madrid, Spain, 2006. “Jungle Book” Rafael Santos, Madrid, Spain,1998. “Todo este tiempo” Ramón García, Caracas, Venezuela, 1996. “Secretos por compartir” Víctor Mestas, Caracas, Venezuela, 1995. “Primogénito” María Rivas, Caracas, Venezuela, 1990.
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