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Michele Ramo

Born: May 5, 1964    Primary Instrument: Guitar, 8-string

Michele Ramo

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....
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Awards:

Winner of 2013 Detroit Music Awards (Outsdanding World/Jazz Artist)
“Michéle Ramo’s guitar playing is outstanding and he is a composer to be reckoned with!” ~ guitarist Charlie Byrd
As a Leader


Album Name "MICHELE RAMO - Duets With Friends"
Record Label (MoonBoat Records)
Year Released (2011)
Tracks: 1. Manhattan Bossa w/ Guilhermo Franco (Percussion) 2. The Song Is You w/ Marcus Belgrave (Trumpet) 3. When Sunny Gets Blue w/ Mundell Lowe (Guitar) 4. Triste w/ Bucky Pizzarelli (Guitar) 5. Aula De Matematica w/ Larry Nozero (Flute) 6. Sicily w/ Heidi Hepler (Voice) 7. Remembering Rome w/ Guilhermo Franco (Drums) 8. O Nosso Amor w/ Larry Nozero (Clarinet) 9. Morning Rain w/ Guilhermo Franco (Drums) 10.Talk Of The Waves w/ Roy Brooks (Drums) 11.Allegretto A Due w/ Jorge Morel (Guitar)

As a Leader


Album Name "THE SONG IS YOU" Tribute To Lawrence G. Williams
Record Label (MoonBoat Records)
Year Released (2008)
Tracks: 1. The Song Is You; 2. A Song For A True Artist; 3. Where Are You; 4. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon); 5. If You Could See Me Now; 6. Angel Eyes; 7. Number 6; 8. Teach Me Tonight; 9. What A Wounderful World


Personnel: Name: Michele Ramo - 8 String Guitar; Marcus Belgrave - Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Vocal

As a Leader


Album Name "RAMO ITALIAN TAPESTRY" Songs of Italy
Record Label (MoonBoat Records)
Year Released (2008)
Tracks: 1. 'Na Voce 'Na Chitarra E ‘O Poco ‘Luna 2. Guaglione 3. Munasterio 'E Santa Chiara 4. Comme Facette Mammeta 5. Malafemmena 6. Anema E Core (With All My Heart and Soul) 7. Mamma 8. Torna A Surriento 9. Lacreme Napulitane 10.Core ‘Ngrato 11.Reginella 12.‘Na Sera ‘e Maggio 13.Cara Piccina 14.Love Theme From “The Godfather” 15.Lacrimi Siciliani (Sicilian Tears) 16.Arrivederci Roma 17.Quant’é Laia La Me Zita


Personnel: Name: Michele Ramo - 8 String Guitar

As a Leader

Album Name "OH' LADY BE GOOD"
Record Label (MoonBoat Records)
Year Released (2006)
Tracks: 1. Lady Be Good; 2. Autumn Nocturne; 3. Crazy Rhythm; 4. Everything I Have Is Yours; 5. Have You Met Miss Jones; 6. They Can't Take That Away From Me; 7. Nuages; 8. Stardust; 9. Tears; 10. Melodie Au Crepuscule; 11. A Time For Love


Personnel: Name: Michele Ramo - Violin; Bucky Pizzarelli - Guitar; Jerry Bruno - Bass

As a Leader

Album Name "MICK & MUNDY" - I Didn't Know About You
Record Label (MoonBoat Records)
Year Released (2005)
Tracks: 1. I Didnt' Know About You; 2. When Sunny Gets Blue; 3. Satin Doll; 4. Moonglow; 5. Manha De Carnaval; 6. There's A Small Hotel; 7. Sicily


Personnel: Name: Michele Ramo - 8 String Guitar; Mundell Lowe - Guitar; Heidi Hepler - Vocals (Special Guest on "Sicily")

As a Leader

Album Name "FULL MOON ABOVE NEW YORK CITY"
Record Label (MoonBoat Records)
Year Released (2002)
Tracks: 1. Serengeti Ballroom (1993); 2. Full Moon Above New York City (1999); 3. Easy To Cry (1996); 4. Simona (A.K.A. Lauriniana) (1996); 5. You May Kiss Me On Both Sides (1999); 6. W.T.C. (2001); 7. Terra E Sole (Earth And Sun) (1992);


Personnel: Name: Michele Ramo - Violin & Guitar; Tommy James – piano; David Dunaway – bass; Jimmy Madison – drums; Peter Soave - Bayan; Ian Smith - Piano; Kurt Krahnke - Bass; Miguel Gutierrez - Drums; Jamie Rusling - Percussion.

As a Leader

Album Name "RAMO"
Record Label (MoonBoat Records)
Year Released (2004)
Tracks: 1. Manha De Carnaval; 2. A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That; 3. Stella By Starlight; 4. Mosaic Moods; 5. Song For My Friend; 6. December Flower; 7. Lady Of My Life; 8. Lush Life; 9. Sogno Brasileiro; 10. Dicitencellu Vuie; 11. Lauriniana (a.k.a. Simona); 12. Talk Of The waves;


Personnel: Name: Michele Ramo - 6 & 7 string guitar.

As a Leader

Album Name "FELICITA"
Record Label (MoonBoat Records)
Year Released (2002)
Tracks: 1. Watermelon Juice; 2. I Forgot To Remember; 3. Grapefruit And A Piece Of Toast; 4. ...And The Moon Danced; 5. Summer Sun; 6. Groovey Hat; 7. We Finally Met; 8. In The Park; 9. Never Alone Ever Again (For Shirley Horn); 10. Felicita;


Personnel: Name: Michele Ramo - Guitar/Composer; Heidi Hepler - Voice/Lyricist.

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar, 8-string

Location:
Detroit, MI

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Master Degree from Italian Music Conservatory. Ramo Music School / Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Viola and other string instruments. www.RamoMusicSchool.com

Guitars by: Rich DiCarlo www.DiCarloGuitars.com

Classical Violin by: Bob Benedetto

Acoustic/Electric 5 String Violin by: Rich Barbera www.BarberaTransducers.com

E.S.P. Power Cord Pro http://www.essentialsound.com/

Mandolin by: Eastman

String by: La Bella www.LaBella.com

Amps by: MarkAcoustic

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