Our friend Jorge Ginorio is a Puerto Rico native ,
and a graduate from the University of North Texas, where
he performed in numerous ensembles, including the famous One
O'clock Lab Band. Through the years, Jorge has conducted extensive
studies in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Afro-Puertorican popular
and folkloric percussion. Including studies at Escuela Nacional
de Arte in Havana, Cuba, where he studied with some of Cuba's
master percussionists, among them: Jose Luis Quintana "Changuito",
Cuban Batá masters Carlos Aldama, Regino Jimenez,
and the late Enrique "Papi" Mesa, former member
of the Cuban folkloric group, Afrocuba de Matanzas.
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The versatile percussionist has spent the last few years
free-lancing and doing studio work in the Dallas/Fort Worth musical
scene. He has worked with many diverse artists such as: Airto
Moreira, Tom Braxton, Dave Samuels, Ann Armstrong, Bobby Schew,
Brave Combo, Charlie Zaa, Carlos Guedes, Ignacio Berroa, Steve Turré,
Emil Richards, Hector Tricoche, the late Pete "El Conde"
Rodriguez, Poncho Sánchez, Michael Spiro, and Pieces
of a Dream, among others.
Jorge has performed in many local and international Jazz
Festivals including: the Puerto Rico San Juan Jazz Festival,
San Angelo Jazz Festival, Deep Ellum Jazz Festival, Denton Arts
and Jazz Festival, Fort Worth, "Main Street", Jazz Festival,
N.A.R.A.S. Foundation, Inc., Canal Arts Festival, among others.
Jorge Ginorio does ongoing private and group percussion
instruction at his home studio.
Instruction is available for:
Afro-Cuban Popular and Folkloric Percussion
(Tumbadoras, Timbales, Bongó, Chekere, Batá).
(Surdo, Caixa, Tamborim, Pandeiro, Ganzá, Repinique, Tan
(Barriles de Bomba, Panderos de Plena).
Tel. (972) 602-0525