Jorge Ginorio Resume

      Puerto Rico native Jorge Ginorio is an accomplished percussionist, educator & clinician. He specializes in traditional and contemporary applications of rhythms and instruments from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. His diverse musical backgrounds and experience results in a unique blend of creativity, versatility, and skills that enhances all styles of music. As graduate from the prestigious University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, Jorge's practical education has continued through the years with extensive studies in Afrocuban, Brazilian, and Afropuertorican popular & folkloric percussion. Including studies at Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba, where he's had the opportunity to study with some of Cuba's master percussionists, including: JosĂ© Luis Quintana “Changuito”, Carlos Aldama, and the late Regino JimĂ©nez.

Through-out his career, Jorge have had the honor to perform, tour, and record with many diverse artists such as: Alex Acuña, Ann Armstrong, Ignacio Berroa, Tom Braxton, Brave Combo, Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, Carlos Guedes, Israel Houghton, Airto Moreira, Andy Narell, Joel Osteen Ministries, Pieces of a Dream, Pan Ramajay, Dave Samuels, Poncho Sánchez, Selah, Bobby Schew, Michael Spiro, Fletch Wiley, and Charlie Zaa, to name a few.

As an educator/clinician he keeps extremely active conducting lessons, clinics, and workshops. He has presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmaster Association, as well as in major universities and music stores. Currently Jorge is an adjunct faculty instructor at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas, where he conducts the World Drumming and Latin Jazz Ensembles, and continues to be integral part of the Dallas/Fort Worth musical scene as a freelance and studio musician.

Updated:  May 30, 2008

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