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Ramon Ángel Rey

Drums, Percussion & Bass Coordinator (ESEM)

Ramón is a jazz drummer born in Vigo, though he has been living in Barcelona since 2004. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, graduated in jazz at the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña (ESMUC) and holds a degree in Geography, History and History of Art from the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Subjects: Drums, Instrumental Ensemble, Improvisation (I), Improvisation (II), Rhythmic Improvement, Latin and Flamenco Drums, Brushes


He won awards such as the Berklee-BMG Award, the Berklee-Zildjian “Max Roach Award”, the Int. de Jazz de Getxo 2001 (with the Abe Rábade trio), the Mapex gold key award, the critics’ award of Jaç magazine for the album We Sing Bill Evans (by Joan Díaz trio and Silvia Pérez Cruz), and the awards of the specialised Catalan magazine Enderrock for the best Live and best new proposal of Jazz 2013 (Dream Big Band by Vicens Martín with Gemma Abrié).

Besides conducting his trio Triángel with Joan Monné and Marko Lohikari, he has toured, recorded and performed with Miguel Poveda, Abe Rábade, Dick Oats, Mike Mossman, Charles Neville (Neville Brothers), Danilo Pérez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Scott Robinson, Rick Peckham, Jim Snidero, Jason Ennis,Santi Quintáns, Joan Díaz, Rai Ferrer, José Reinoso, Perico Sambeat, Phil Wilson, Jorge Pardo, Chris Kase, David Pastor, Llibert Fortuny, Dani Nel.lo, Vicenç Solsona, Giulia Valle, Jon Robles, David Mengual, Jordi Farrés and Gabriel Amargant.

Among the albums he recorded, the ones standing out are 7 women from his trio Triángel, Joan Díaz’s We Sing Bill Evans, Vicens Martín’s Els fruits saborosos, Vicenç Solsona’s Belmonte and Abe Rábade’s Simetrías.

Besides being a teacher at the Escuela Superior de Estudios Musicales Taller de Musics in Barcelona, he has given seminars in Spain and Europe in collaboration with Greg Bissonette, Jorge Rossy, Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, Giovanni Hidalgo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

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