Ray Lesonn
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  • Kissimmee, FL
  • United States
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Where are you located?
florida
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist, Composer, Jazz Presenter, Jazz Club, Jazz Festival, Jazz Historian
Tell us a little about your background...
I WORK WITH MAX Roach & M" BOOM I Was His Road Manager, I mis Him So, I Performed with Elvin Jones At THE VAN Guard , AN WITH PERCUSSIONIST RAY MANTILLA, ALSO THE GREAT EDDIE KENDRICKS FROM THE TEMPTATION JUST TO NAME A FEW ... I LOVE SINGING ... THE FATHER MY LORD GAVE ME THIS GIFT THAT SPEAKS TO HIS PEOPLE (PEACE AN LOVE) THATS THE TIC...
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
FACE BOOK
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Percussion, Other
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://raysmixedbag.com
When Is Your CD Scheduled For Release?
October
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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
Terry Cohen Orchestra.RayBio2011%5B1%5D.pub

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At 8:34pm on February 27, 2011, Barbara said…
Hi Ray just dropped in to hear some great jazz, love your voice!! Keep safe and groovin and swinging. Cheers Barb
At 6:29pm on August 16, 2010, Shunnae Love said…
Hello Ray,
Thank you so much for the nice welcome and friendship!
Shunnae
At 2:09pm on March 1, 2010, Emile J Worthy said…
I see you young fella....Sounds great..
-Emile
At 5:54pm on January 10, 2010, Donna McAfee said…
Hey Ray! thanks for the add...Be sure to watch my TV show LA JAZZ every Friday on DISH channel 9407! Blessings! Donna
At 8:04pm on December 23, 2009, Ray Lesonn said…
AN MAY YOUR SEASONS BE MERRY .....
At 9:19am on November 27, 2009, Manee Valentine said…
Welcome to The Jazz Network Worldwide!

Manee
 
 
 

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