According to trombonist and musical director Hommy Ramos, 'A Caribbean Thing' is an invitation to The Caribbean experience through music. The title invites you to want to know more about The Caribbean as a geographic region: its culture and the music.
I started my musical studies at The Escuela Libre de Musica in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At the age of 14, I started working professionally. I received scholarships to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 2000. This is how I came to begin a relationship with bassist Luques Curtis and his brother, pianist Zaccai Curtis. I graduated in 2003 from Berklee, and decided to go to New York City to study and earn a master's degree at Queens College, where I graudated in 2005. Since then, I have been working as a side-man and forming what is now 'TROMBEATZ MUSIC', and its first production 'A Caribbean Thing'.
I appear on a recording by the LEGENDARY conguero, Mr. Candido Camero, titled “The Master”, as well as on the Ralph Irizarry and 'Timbalaye' album “20th Anniversary”. In addition, I participated in the production of 'I Like it Like That' with vocalist Tito Nieves, and I am currently on tour with the Flaco Navaja and his 'One Man Latin Show', 'Evolution of a 'Sonero''. Aside from that, I'm a regular side-man with The Steven Oquendo 'Latin Jazz' Orchestra, The Eddie Montalvo Orchestra and The Spanish Harlem Orchestra.