Puerto Rico native Jorge Ginorio is a professional percussionist, educator, clinician, and band leader who specializes in traditional and contemporary applications of the instruments, rhythms, and styles from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Jorge is a graduate of the prestigious University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba.
Jorge professional career has been highlighted by performances, tours, and recording sessions with an extensive list of diverse artists, including 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, Rob Rose, Pieces of a Dream, Dave Samuels, Poncho Sánchez, Lou Marini, Michael Spiro, Najee, Fletch Wiley, Charlie Zaa, among others.
As an educator/clinician, Jorge is 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 performs, records, and teaches.
Jorge Ginorio proudly endorses: Latin Percussion, Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks and mallets.