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. After receiving a graduate degree from the University of Iowa, Ray returned to New York, got re-connected on the scene and studied at the JazzMobile with Charles Davis, Stanton Davis and later with Paul Jeffrey, Charlie Lagond, Sonny Sharrock and Barry Harris. Some of his mentors include Arthur Blythe, Houston Person, Ornette Coleman and Benny Powell. Ray Blue is also a graduate of Wm. Penn University, which annually presents “The Ray Blue Jazz Award” since 2004 to a graduating senior. See Ray Blue Quartet featuring pianist Kirk Lightsey play at the Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY.
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