RAY LE’ SONN
Vocal – Band Leader – Keyboards – Percussion – Songwriter -
Ray performed throughout the United States and internationally for over thirty years, and also appeared with many Jazz & R&B greats such as Eddie Kendricks, Elvin Jones and Max Roach .
His abilities are to sing jazz, rhythm and blues and classic pop songs, compose music and write lyrics ,and play keyboard and flute, He also the lead singer and band leader for the Ray Le’Sonn Mixed Bag.
Ray studied percussion instruments and performed about ten year's with Ray Mantilla . Music and vocal studies was part of his curriculum at State University, Old Westbury College in Long Island, New York in 1976. He also studied piano and music theory with Professor Warren Smith and Ken McIntire at Old Westbury and Chelsea Performance Arts Studio in Manhattan, New York from 1976 through 1980.
Ray’s list of Club Engagements is extensive: He's currently performing at Spencer's Hilton Hotel Destination Parkway Orlando Fl. , and Tony Roma's I drive Orlando FL .
The Note, Chicago, IL,
Cultural Center Jazz Festival, Chicago,
IL, Green Dolphin Street, Chicago, IL,
Lush Life, New York, NY, Vanguard,
New York, NY, Blue Note, New York,
NY, Museum of Contemporary Arts,
North Miami, FL, Zora Neale Hurston
Street Festival of the Arts, Eatonville, FL
He has performed with: Eddie
Kendricks, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Von
Freeman, Chick Corea, Ray Mantilla,
Olu Dara (father of rap artist NAS),
Warren Smith, Bobby Watson, Jack
McDuff, Brian Patty Orchestra and The
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