Jesús "Aguaje" Ramos
|Jesús "Aguaje" Ramos|
|Birth name||Jesús Ramos|
Pinar del Río, Cuba
|Occupation(s)||Musician, musical director|
|Labels||EGREM, World Circuit|
|Associated acts||Buena Vista Social Club, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Omara Portuondo|
Life and career
Ramos was born in 1951 in Pinar del Río where he began his musical studies in the National School of Arts. He started playing the trombone in local groups until 1979 when he moved to Havana and began playing with the popular female quartet Las D’Aida. That same year he took part in the Estrellas de Areito recordings.
Ramos has played on the World Circuit recordings of the Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All Stars, and the solo albums of Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González and Omara Portuondo. He was Rubén González’s musical director and he has been touring extensively since 1997 with the various Buena Vista Social Club projects. Ramos intended to record an album as leader for World Circuit in 2001, but the record was not finished; some tracks from these sessions ("Bodas de Oro", "Guajira en F") were later released on Lost and Found.
- Quirarte, Xavier (February 1, 2015). "Buena Vista, un fenómeno social: Jesús Aguaje Ramos". Milenio (in Spanish). Retrieved September 22, 2017.
- Liner notes from Lost and Found by Buena Vista Social Club (2015). World Circuit.