Samstag 4. März 2006, 16.00 h
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Ray Blue, ts
Adrian Frey, piano
Reimund Gerstner, bass
Hannes Hänggli, drums
Der Tenorsaxophonist mit dem unvergleichlichen sound stammt aus Virginia ( USA ) . Sein spezielles Interesse gilt der südafrikanischen Musik. Er wird begleitet von einem Top Trio aus der Badener Szene.
After earning a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work, Ray moved forward musically studying with Paul Jeffreys, Charles Davis and Sonny Sherrock. While taking advisement from Ornette Coleman and mentoring with Arthur Blythe and others, Ray continued his intense study while working in different jazz and r&b bands. Ray emerged as an accomplished composer, arranger and performer on tenor and soprano saxophones.
Ray Blue's performance history includes festivals,
concerts, nightclubs, TV specials, TV commercials, documentary films and live
theatre. Ray has recorded with bands for
Festival performances as leader and featured artist include: North Sea Jazz Festival-Cape Town and Macufe Festival-Bloemfontain, South Africa; European Union Annex Festival-Dublin, Ireland; Audi Jazz Festival-Brussels, Belgium; Berlin Fringe Jazz Festival and Koepenick Jazz Festival-Berlin, Germany; Macao Jazz Festival-Macao and Midi Music Festival-Beijing, China; Newport in New York Festival-New York and New York State Black Arts Festival-Albany, New York; Bayonne Jazz Festival-Bayonne and Foix Jazz Festival-Foix, France; Pori Jazz Festival-Pori, Finland and more.
Ray makes annual visits to
In 2001 his first CD, "Always With A Purpose" was released (distribution: www.jazz-network.com) Ray will soon release a new Jazz CD "Classic Meeting". In November 2004 there was a release of the CD "Ray Blue Live At Liars". He is also preparing to record a CD of Spiritual Music and one of African World Music, American-South African Jazz."Cross Continental Spirit".