Mike Ramsey

percussion

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Mike Ramsey is a Brooklyn NYC based drummer/percussionist known for his versatility. An original member of the group AZAGUNO, he studied, travelled, and performed with his mentor Dr. Paschal Yao Younge for many years before moving to New York. From steel pan to orchestral percussion, Mike is comfortable in any musical environment. Orchestra credits include extra/section percussion for The Philadelphia Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Broadway credits include substitute percussion for The Lion King & Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. As a dance accompanist Mike can be found at the Alvin Ailey Extension, NYU, and CAP21 among others. As an educator in NYC he works with such groups as BAM (DanceAfrica), PurElements, Young Audiences, and The Leadership Program. Mike holds a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and a master's degree from Rutgers University. From 2005-2007 he was Visiting Professor of Percussion and World Music at Chung Ang University in South Korea.