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Mambo Jazz Kings; Have Soul Will Travel!

Often Imitated but never duplicated

The Original Mambo Jazz Kings
MIKE RAMIREZ, JR.
AT THE AGE OF 9 YEARS I BEGAN MY DRUMMING CAREER.  

Through  the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, I have played drums with many progressive Tejano
bands throughout the State of Texas.
LU MARIAN
As a young boy in the jungles of
Puerto Rico, Lu, wearing
nothing but a loin cloth, carved
two sticks out of a branch he
cut from the highest level of
tallest tree in the land using
nothing but a sharp edged rock.
The thunderous drumming
sounds coming from a
neighboring tribe intrigued him,
and he proceeded to carve
himself a drum set and beat
some alloy into the perfect
cymbals.  After a few years of
practice, Lu was considered
"kinda good" at the percussive
arts.
Lu has played a great variety of
musical styles and enjoys
performance over all else. He
was happy to join the MJK
family in 2014!
In January, 2010, I was inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame in Alice, TX.  In
2012
, I became a member of the Board of Directors for Tejano Roots Hall of Fame
and represent the Houston, San Antonio, and surrounding areas.

In joining the Mambo Jazz Kings band, I
like the variety of music and have advanced
my percussions skills
.

The love of Salsa, Latin rock, Jazz, Funk and R&B music inspired me to reach new
levels and a love for the Conga and Timbales. My musical influences are - Santana,
Tito Puente, Celia Cruz , Marc Anthony,  Miami Sound Machine, Earth-Wind & Fire

and Chicago.