Ray Blue,

was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in Peekskill (New York). He now lives between Berlin and New York. Ray has studied with Paul Jeffreys, Charles Davis and Sonny Sherrock while taking on the opening movement of Ornette Coleman freejazz. He continued his musical training while working in various jazz and rhythm and blues of the New York scene. It quickly became a composer, arranger and performer of his own songs soprano and tenor saxophones. Excellent teacher, Ray has developed skills as a musician and teacher.

Ray is an artist and an educator, he expressed his art through the scenes, festivals and universities worldwide.
He participated as a sideman with Sun Ra 0rkestra, Cotton Club All Stars and other groups, including musicians such as Clifford Adams, Steve Turre, Gary Bartz, Ted Curson, Eddie Henderson, Joe Ford, Joe Lee Wilson Noel Pointer, Ed Pasant, John Gilmore and former Professor Charles Davis.
As a leader he played alongside John Patton, Wycliff Gordon, Ed Cherry, Michael Cocherane, Bruce Cox, Benny Powell, Art Davis, Beldon Bullock, Doc Powell, Calvin Hill, Chip White, Andy McKee, Reggie Moore, Larry Willis, Bobby Battle, Victor Jones Sipho Kunene.


SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

Always With A Purpose, 2001
Ray Blue Live At Liars, 2004
Ray Blue Live At Liars 2, 2005
Transvision, 2006


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