The Jose Ramirez Band will return to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe with its passionate and soul-infused brand of the blues on September 30. The group has previously played at WBTT – to enthusiastic crowds – in 2021 and 2022. At 35 years old, Jose Ramirez has become the number one Latino blues artist in the U.S. He has played with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Keb’ Mo’, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Buddy Guy, Kingfish, Janiva Magness, Jimmy Johnson, Bob Stroger, and Anson Funderburgh, to name a few. Last year, Ramirez was signed by world-famous Chicago-based blues and jazz label Delmark Records for the release of his second studio album, “Major League Blues,” making him the first-ever Latin-American artist to be signed with the label in its nearly 70-year history. A two-time Blues Music Awards nominee, Ramirez performed at the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in January, joining a stellar lineup and getting the opportunity to perform with his hero Keb’ Mo’ as well as to jam with other renowned Chicago blues artists. At WBTT, Ramirez and his band will play new and classic blues tunes, including songs from “Major League Blues.” The show takes place on Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. in The Donelly Theatre at WBTT (1012 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota). Tickets are $30/adults, $15/students and active military (including ticket fees). For more about WBTT or to purchase tickets, go to westcoastblacktheatre.org or call 941-366-1505.