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one of the most influential steel drummers and saxophonists in the Caribbean. Gerald Rampersad has won two Sunshine Awards with JMC Triveni Band and numerous Caribbean Award collaborations with Super Blue & The Love Band.
Gerald has recorded and performed with numerous Caribbean Soca artist, Iwer George, Super Blue, Colin Lucas, United Sisters, Preacher, David Rudder, Crazy, Duke, Explainer, Baron Brigo, Marshal Montano & The Extatic Band, The Mighty Shadow, Chris Garcia, Calypso Rose, Black Stalin, Brother Resistance just to name a few. Rampersad has also work with American R & B Superstar from the Main Ingredient Cuba Gooding Sr. Luis Miguel & Tito Puente Jr.
In 1992 Super Blue's Love Band came calling for Rampersad as musical director and arranger for his touring band in the U.S. and Europe. At the same time finding time to play and record for Chutney artist such as, Rikki Jai, Anand Yankaran, Sonny Man, Drupatee, Anil Bheem, Sundar Popo, Cecil Fonrose, Adesh Samaroo, Gatto, Sally Edwards, Queen Yasmin, Celia Samaroo and more. Rampersad has also performing with India's finest recording and Indian film superstars like, Kumar Sanu, Manaday, Anup Jolota, and Annurada Pudwalsingh. In the spring of 1994 Gerald landed an acting roll in the off Broadway Play at Lincoln Center “Play Boy Of The West Indies.
The play ran for Six Months off Broadway, working along side veteran superstar actor Anthony Fargus (Huggy Bear on Stasky & Hutch) and Loraine Toussaint more famous for the television series L.A. Law. Rampersad has also performed at many Caribbean
Awards at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem with such artist as Benie Man, Shaba Ranks, Patra, Shaggy,& Israel Vibrations. Rampersad first held musical direction for Super Blue's Love Band and then moved on in 1995 as assistant musical director and arranger for the JMC Triveni Band and the JMC Caribbean Music Label JMC Records.
In 1995 Gerald Rampersad joined the JMC Triveni Band as musical director and arranger along side band leader Keyboard Wizard Veerendra Persad. Studying numerous influences, Rampersad introduced the melodic harmony of jazz riffs and progression with standard Indian and chutney chords, raising the bar, making JMC Triveni one of the most studied and influential bands in the chutney, Soca, Calypso industry.
Gerald has recorded extensively with Super Blue on Ice records and the JMC Triveni band on the JMC Music label (Jamaican Me Crazy). He has four solo albums to his credit, a Jazz compilation of originals that include three Bob Marley cover songs, an Indian jazz album entitled Music Beyond Time, Cool Down Jazz release in 2007 and his latest album Standard One 2009 with keyboard professor Frankie McIntosh. You can still expect the incredible contemporary jazz ensemble sound and the extensive, elaborate section work from Gerald.
Working with Ice Records in St. Phillip Barbados at Eddie Grants two studios, Rampersad had the opportunity to work with and alongside such great arrangers as Frankie McIntosh, Pelham Goodard, Juiceman, & Eddie Grant. He also performed and recorded with popular bands like Roy Cape & The Kaiso All Stars, Atlantic, Charlies Roots, Blue Ventures, Chandilier, Marshal Montano & The Exstatic Band.
“He has been compared to Kenny G, Grover Washington and early Charlie Parker, and his resume and collaborations with music's elite are well documented and growing. Still Gerald Rampersad may be TT's best kept musical secret, according to the manager of 110 Jazz and Calypso Lounge in San Fernando,”Dawad Phillip. Gerald Rampersad has also performed with Cuba Gooding Senior, Tito Puete Jr. and Wayne Newton.