Puerto Rico native Jorge Ginorio is a professional percussionist, educator, clinician, and band leader who specializes in traditional and contemporary applications of instruments, rhythms, and styles from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. A graduate of the prestigious University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba, where he had the opportunity to study with some of Cuba’s master percussionists, including: José Luis Quintana “Changuito”, Carlos Aldama Pérez, and the late Regino Jiménez.
Throughout his career, Jorge has had the honor to perform, tour, and record with many diverse artists such as: Alex Acuña, Tom Braxton, Ignacio Berroa, Brave Combo, Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, Aretha Franklin, Carlos Guedes, Mark Harper, Israel Houghton, Airto Moreira, Andy Narell, One O’Clock Lab Band, Pan Ramajay, Pieces of a Dream, Dave Samuels, Poncho Sánchez, Lou Marini, Michael Spiro, Bobby Shew, Najee, Fletch Wiley, Charlie Zaa, among others.
As an educator/clinician, Jorge keeps extremely active conducting lessons, clinics and workshops. He has presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, as well as in universities, colleges, and cultural centers. Currently, Jorge is integral part of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area musical scene where he perform, record, and teach.
Jorge Ginorio is endorsed by Latin Percussion, Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, and VicFirth Sticks and Mallets.