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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Jazz Vocals Moods: Solo Male Artist Moods: Mood: Seasonal Jazz: Piano Jazz Holiday: Jazz

By Location
United States - Alabama

Links
Ray Reach - Wikipedia Bio Ray Reach Profile at AllAboutJazz.com CDs on CD Baby Produced and/or Arranged by Ray Reach Ray Reach Music - MySpace Page Ray Reach - Official Website Sell your music everywhere

Ray Reach & Friends

Ray Reach is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, guitarist, arranger, composer, producer and educator. Although he has worked in many genre, he is perhaps best known for his work in the jazz idiom, specializing in "Sinatra-Style" vocals and straight-ahead jazz piano. From 1998 to 2005, he directed the UAB Jazz Ensemble and taught Music Technology and jazz courses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is currently the Director of Student Jazz Programs at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (www.jazzhall.com). He has produced recordings for many notable musicians, among them: saxophonist Lou "Blue Lou" Marini (The Blues Brothers Band, Saturday Night Live Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, James Taylor Band), trumpeter Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat and Tears, Gil Evans Orchestra, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) and pianist Ellis Marsalis. Mr. Reach is a favorite performer in many concert settings, including: the annual W. C. Handy Music Festival in Florence, Alabama, The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and in performances with the renowned SuperJazz Big Band at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

The musician roster of Ray Reach and Friends includes some of the best jazz musicians from the Southeast and other areas, including former Count Basie bassist Cleveland Eaton, drummer Sonny Harris, trumpeter Ken Watters and saxophonist Lou Marini.

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