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Ray Blue: A Fundraiser Concert

  • Details

  • 3/05/20
  • 7:30 p.m. -
  • $20 – $25
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Music
  • Fundraiser/Benefit

Event Description

Ray Blue’s music can be described as a fusion of straight ahead jazz and rhythmic groove. Ray is a New York bred saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator who performs internationally.
Over the years he has shared the stage and studio as a leader, a sideman and a band member with John Gilmore, Dr. Art Davis, Benny Powell, Eddie Henderson, Kirk Lightsey, Charlie Persip Super Band, Clifford Adams, Wycliff Gordon, Bernard Purdie, Steve Turre, Ted Curson, Joe Lee Wilson, Alicia Keys, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Cotton Club All Stars and many others.
He was also a cast member of the “Ray Charles Show” which toured in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy 2008 to 2010.

This is a fundraiser for The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success. Proceeds from this event will help to support the mission of The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success: to instill pride in and understanding of African American culture as a tool to encourage academic achievement and positive behaviors, toward post-secondary matriculation and productive citizenship. For more information, or to donate, please visit https://www.theacademysps.com/.

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