Ramiro Scalzi Tejada was born in Mendoza, Argentina and nephew of Armando Tejada Gómez, the famous Argentinian poet, singer and composer, from an early age Ramiro was heavily influenced by art and music. At ten years old he began guitar lessons and at fifteen to study percussion with Quique Oech and saxophone with Walter Casciani. After two years of studying with his master tutors, Ramiro decided to explore further musical influences and set out on what turned into a three year journey across Latin and South America – visiting, living and drinking in the musical, dance and artistic influences of Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, northern Argentina and northern Mexico.
At twenty Ramiro moved to Cuba to study at the Superior Institute of Arts (ISA), where he had the privilege of private instruction with their famous musicians, including Yaroldy Robles Abreu (Chucho Valdez) and Elvira Fuentes. After five years of intensive study, Ramiro decided to continue to feed his artistic soul and began traveling and performing with musicians and DJs throughout Cuba, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. He continued exploring art and more musical genres including: Latin jazz,
With all his musical talents and knowledge, Ramiro began collaborating with various artists. In Cuba, he was a guest
musician with Roberto Carcasses, Bobi Carcasses and X Alfonso, at the studio of Pablo Milanes, on the Free Hole Negro’s superfinos Negros album. He worked on the score for the “Habana Blues” film by Benito Zambrano (2005), which closed the Telmary Diaz festival. Ramiro composed and performed the musical score of the Cuban documentary “Visions Cuba” directed by José Monteros. In Buenos Aires he formed a Latin Jazz band, which featured Daniel Maza, Fabian Miodownik, Remo Bianco, Maira Dómine, among other talented musicians. He performed a duet with Raphael de la Torre and also worked with the both the Norberto Cordoba (bassist Abel Pintos) and Broder