About me

Puerto Rico native Jorge Ginorio is an accomplished percussionist/educator/clinician. He specializes in traditional & contemporary applications of rhythms & instruments from Africa, the Caribbean, & the Americas. His diverse musical backgrounds results in a unique blend of creativity, versatility, and skill that enhances all styles of music.

As graduate from the prestigious University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, Jorge's practical education has continued through the years with extensive studies in Afrocuban, Brazilian, Afropuertorican popular & folkloric percussion. Including studies at Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba, where he's had the opportunity to study with some of Cuba's master percussionists, including: José Luis Quintana "Changuito", Carlos Aldama, and the late Regino Jiménez.

Through-out his career, Jorge has recorded & performed with many diverse artists such as: Alex Acuna, Tom Braxton, Ignacio Berroa, Brave Combo, Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, Carlos Guedes, Israel Houghton, Derrick Horne, Airto Moreira, Andy Narell, Pan Ramajay, Pieces of a Dream, Rob Rose, Dave Samuels, Poncho Sánchez, Selah, Bobby Schew, Michael Spiro, Steve Turré, Fletch Wiley, and Charlie Zaa, to name a few. As an educator/clinician he keeps extremely active conducting lessons, clinics, and workshops. He has presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmaster Association, as well as major universities and music stores.

His articles have appeared in World Percussion and Rhythm Magazine, Percussion Magazine International, Rhythmweb.com, PercuWeb, and the Latin Percussion, Inc. website. Currently Jorge is an adjunct faculty instructor at Mountain View College, where he conducts the World Drumming and Latin Jazz Ensembles, and continues to be integral part of the Dallas/Fort Worth musical scene as a freelance and studio musician.

Jorge Ginorio is a proud artist/clinician for:
Latin Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads and VicFirth Sticks & Mallets.