Vancouver's interest and enthusiasm for Afro-Latin music can be linked directly
to a handful of dedicated artists. Raphael Geronimo has been an integral part of
the Vancouver Latin and Jazz scene for more than ten years, performing, teaching,
writing and directing for many of the city's best-loved groups. Third generation
in a family of professional musicians and dancers, he committed himself at age seventeen
to serious musical studies under the direction of his father Boying Geronimo, and
made his professional debut one year later.
Continuing his training he studied in Cuba at the Laboratorio Internacional de Folklore
en la Habana and in New York City at the Harbour Center of Performing Arts. Raphael
continues to lead and direct the band, Rumba Calzada.
Some hilights of his career include performances with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra,
Winnipeg Philharmonic, Windsor Symphony, Montreal Jazz Festival with Oscar Lopez,
and Vancouver International Jazz Festival with Rumba Calzada. Raphael has performed
with award winner Poncho Sanchez, Sal Cracchiolo and the Juno nominee Chris Tarry
Collective. Other groups he has performed and recorded with include Crash, Alma
Libre, Meta 4 Collective, Vince Mai, Gay Delorem, Millenium Project and Soul Stream.
Raphael has become known for a vibrant and original sound, which energizes any group
he is associated with.
Noteable Entertainment & Events is a Vancouver based booking agency
, party rental, entertainment services and event production
company. If you are interested in booking Raphael Geronimo please contact us