José Antonio Ramos is an artist from the Canary Isles who has introduced the timple in a completely new acoustic field. His incursions in several genres (jazz, flamenco, Celtic, symphonic, etc) have caused admiration in everyone that have listen his work and his new proposals. José Antonio Ramos was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Isles) in November 10th, 1969. At the age of nine he started his timple studies with Totoyo Millares. Later, he continued his education in the conservator...
José Antonio Ramos is an artist from the Canary Isles who has introduced the timple in a completely new acoustic field. His incursions in several genres (jazz, flamenco, Celtic, symphonic, etc) have caused admiration in everyone that have listen his work and his new proposals.
José Antonio Ramos was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Isles) in November 10th, 1969. At the age of nine he started his timple studies with Totoyo Millares. Later, he continued his education in the conservatorio superior de música de Las Palmas GC studying classic guitar, but also interested in different folk sources such as jamming, from which, later on, he took information for use it in his own way of personal expression, which is the timple.
He won the Premio nacional de musica folk para jovenes interpretes in 1998 in Santiago de Compostela. This prize triggered the development of his career, which started with the creation of a group called Trío Timple. He recorded two albums as leader of this group (Más que un suñeo and Tanekra) and travelled around every lost corner in the Canary Isles. In this stage of his work it is worth noticing the performance he gave in the day of the Canary Isles (1996) (Timple. El sonido de Canarias) in which some of the most notable instrumentalists and singer of were invited.
After this stage with the Trío Timple, he started his carrer as a soloist with an intense activity, giving concerts, seminars, conferences in palces in and out the Canary Isles. In this new period, and for the first time in history of music, he made a name for an electro acoustic timple. It was a new project designed by himself and built up by other luthiers as Jesús Machín and Juan Molina.
This period, up to now, includes four albums. He has also worked with many different artists, both in albums (more than 50) and live performances. Some of them with Carlos Nuñez, Kepa Junkera, Pedro Guerra, Rosana, Orquesta filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Mestisay, los Sabandeños, The Chieftains, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Jorge Pardo, Juan Manuel Cañizares, Javier Krahe, Bau, Mari Carmen Mulet, Taburiente, Javier Ruibal, Pancho Amat, Polo Ortí, Jose Manuel Ramos, Camarón de Pitita, Andreas Prittwitz, René Gonzalez, Chago Melián, Charlie Moreno, Luis Pastor, etc.
During all his years as professional musician, José Antonio Ramos has combined his duty as artist of concerts, recordings, etc. with his teaching career. Apart from the private classes in his own school of timple, he has also given several courses, conferences and seminars throughout many places of the Canary Isles (las Plamas de GC, Mogán, San Nicolás de Toletino, Artenara, Telde, Guía, Las Breñas, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Puerto de la Cruz, Los Llanos de Aridane, Santa Brígida, Valsequillo, Arrecife,etc), also through several institutions such as the Conservatorio Superior de Música de las Palmas, Universidad de Las Palmas de GC
One of his most celebrated works is the Timple Imaginario, a compilation book of specific scores for timple, written both in solfige and cyphered. In this book, José Antonio Ramos gathers the works he has recorded throughout his long career. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.