June 15, 2021 - 12pm-2pm
New York City-based drummer Diego Joaquin Ramirez was born and raised in Cork, Ireland. He played his first gig on drum set with his fathers’ band at age 4 and by the time he was 17, Diego was performing regularly around Ireland and Europe. He attended Berklee College Of Music, The Banff International Jazz Workshop, the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, and has studied with Ralph Peterson Jr., Terri Lyne Carrington, Nate Smith, Rodney Green, and Jamey Haddad.
He is a current member of numerous NYC-based groups including Marc Cary & The Harlem Sessions, Wayne Tucker and The Bad Motha’s, and Circuit Kisser. He has performed with many other notable musicians including Vijay Iyer, Melanie Charles, Jeremy Pelt, Peter Bernstein, Joel Frahm, Jazzmeia Horn, and Grace Kelly. Diego has performed in North/South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and his recognition and awards include the Berklee Vater Drum-Set award, the Cork City Arts Award, the ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composition award, and finalist in the 2017 DC Jazz Prix Competition with his group SULA. Diego is endorsed by Canopus Drums.
Diego is a part of the Reconnect Series. The Reconnect series features music and an outdoor art gallery/studio on Tuesdays from 12:30pm-2pm and Thursdays from 6pm-7pm, on Little 6th Avenue and Dominick Street.