Ray Gallon Trio at Mezzrow Jazz Club
Angela Verbrugge uploaded this event on April 4, 2019
Fri, April 19, 2019
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A NYC-native, pianist Ray Gallon has been a mainstay on the jazz scene for over thirty years. Rooted in bebop and blues, his expressive, swingin’ playing melds old and new into a fresh, original style. As a young player, Ray studied with piano giants John Lewis, Hank Jones, and Jaki Byard. He has performed at major jazz festivals/venues around the world with such luminaries as Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, T.S. Monk, Benny Golson, George Adams, Les Paul, and Wycliffe Gordon. Ray has appeared at the White House and the Kennedy Center, sharing the stage with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Sweets Edison, and Joe Williams. An in-demand accompanist, he has worked with many vocal greats, including Jon Hendricks, Sheila Jordan, Dakota Staton, Gloria Lynne, Jane Monheit and Chaka Khan. Ray's inventive compositions have been recorded by acclaimed artists T.S. Monk, George Adams, and the Harper Brothers. His upcoming trio album, “Make Your Move”, features the stellar rhythm section of David Wong and Kenny Washington. Ray is a full-time faculty member of the jazz program at The City College of NY in Harlem and the Vermont Jazz Center’s summer jazz worships and has taught at Juillard and The New School....