Born: May 5, 1964
MICHÉLE RAMO (pronounced: Me-KEL-ay) is an 8 string nylon fingerstyle jazz guitarist, jazz violinist, jazz mandolinist, composer and educator who specializes in bringing American Swing, Brazilian, Gypsy and Latin rhythms together in his playing, as well as composing and arranging for the guitar. A classical-jazz crossover artist in the truest sense of the word, Ramo has a unique and sought-after ability for blending his classical and jazz worlds into his writing, teaching and performance.
Ramo is a self-taught guitarist whose formal training and higher education is in violin studies. Ramo always maintained his guitar playing alongside the violin and while working in orchestras. He attended guitar master classes in Italy with Aliro Diaz, and in the United States with Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Charlie Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass & Baden Powell....
AwardsWinner of 2013 Detroit Music Awards (Outsdanding World/Jazz Artist)
A Cigar & A ScotchSelf Produced
Oh Lady Be GoodMoonboat Records
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- A Cigar & A Scotch by Edward Blanco
- Oh Lady Be Good by Jim Santella
- Ramo by Jim Santella
- I Didn't Know About You by Jim Santella
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