Ramp family band to play in GN Plaza


The Ramp Family Caribbean Band is back by popular demand this Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Great Neck Plaza. 

“We are so excited to have the Ramp Family Caribbean Band in the Plaza once again. Year after year without fail, the Ramp Family Caribbean Band put on a spectacular show and always knows how to get concert-goers up on their feet dancing to the music of the Caribbean Islands,” said Village of Great Neck Plaza Mayor Jean Celendar. 

Gerald Rampersad, the patriarch of the Ramp Family Caribbean Band, has been recognized as one of the most influential Caribbean saxophonist’s in the tri-state area. His combination of calypso, reggae, jazz and East Indian influences has made him a unique and well accomplished musician. 

Coming from a family of musicians, Rampersad grew up playing music with his four uncles, all of whom are well respected artists in Trinidad and Tobago. He has played with some of the greatest Caribbean artists from the U.S., Europe, India and Jamaica. He held an acting role in the off Broadway play at Lincoln Center, “Play Boy of the West Indies,” which ran for six months, and played alongside Anthony Fargus of “Starsky & Hutch.”

The concert is this Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Firefighters’ Park, in the case of inclement weather, the concert performance will be moved to the Great Neck Senior Center at 80 Grace Ave. 

Check with village staff at the Village Hall on the day of the concert, or call (516) 482 – 4500. 

There will be a recorded message if the day’s scheduled concert has been moved from Firefighters’ Park to the Senior Center. 

There will also be an announcement on the village website, www.greatneckplaza.net, in the case of inclement weather.


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