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

A graduate of the prestigious University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, Jorge's practical education has continued through the years with extensive studies in Afrocuban, Brazilian, and 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: Jose Luis Quintana "Changuito", Carlos Aldama, and the late Regino Jimenez.

Through-out his career, Jorge have had the honor to perform, tour, and record with many diverse artists such as: Alex Acuna, Tom Braxton, Ignacio Berroa, Brave Combo, Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, Aretha Franklin, Carlos Guedes, Mark Harper, Israel Houghton, Derrick Horne, Airto Moreira, Najee, Andy Narell, Pan Ramajay, Pieces of a Dream, Dave Samuels, Poncho Sanchez, Selah, Bobby Schew, Michael Spiro, 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 & Rhythm Magazine, Percussion Magazine International, Rhythmweb.com, PercuWeb, and the Latin Percussion, Inc. website. Currently Jorge, is an integral part of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area musical scene where he performs, records and teaches.

Jorge Ginorio is a proud artist/clinician for:

Latin Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and VicFirth Sticks & Mallets.