Carmela Ramirez and her band Más perform sizzling Afro-Cuban rhythms from Salsa, Merengue and Cha-Cha, to traditional and fusion stylings of Latin Jazz. Coverings artists from Dizzy Gillespie to Celia Cruz to crossover Brazilian artists like Tania Maria and Elaine Elias.
MUSICIANS IN THE BAND:
Carmela Ramirez, Lead Vocalist/Percussion
Rebecca Kennell, Music Director/Trumpet/Vocals
Tom Young, Piano
Esteban Camacho, Saxophone/Flute/Vocals
Mark Witt, Trombone
Jon Murray, Bass
Daniel Eisenberg, Drums & Timbales
Joe Garcia, Congas/Aux Percussion
Special Guest in Carmela's Smaller Latin Jazz Quartet, Joe Corral, Flute
The band at it's largest is 13 pieces in concert and can also break down to a trio format for smaller settings
Carmela Ramirez, is an award winning Latin Jazz, Classic Jazz and R&B Vocalist. Carmela and has been awarded Best of Phoenix Latin Band, Best R&B Band, Best Fusion, Best Vocalist and more throughout her performing career in Phoenix and Internationally. Carmela has a long history of turning audiences on. She has produced many performing ensembles throughout the last four decades. Her vocals have been featured in the Valley of the Sun and the Southwest for hundreds of clubs, hotels, concerts, and festivals as well as featured entertainment for the "National Museum for Women in the Arts", in Washington D.C., the Himeji Castle 100th Year Celebration" in Himeji, Japan and most recently the headliner for the Puerto Peñasco Latin Jazz Festival in Rocky Point, Mexico.