New Mexico Jazz Festival: Justin Ray
Friday, July 20, 2012
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Albuquerque native, Justin Ray, graduated from Del Norte High School and received a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he graduated with a Degree in Music Education and performed with a number of different ensembles. He completed his Masters Degree at the Universty of Southern California in Los Angeles, and fast became one of the most in-demand jazz trumpeters in the region, performing with artists like Bill Cunliffe, Alan Pasqua, Joe LaBarbera and Kurt Elling; the band, Royal Crown Revue, and many others. After recording his debut album, The Thing, in 2003, Ray accepted an offer from young vocal sensation, Michael Bublé to become a featured soloist in Buble’s ensemble. He has been in that band ever since, traveling the world to perform in well-known concert venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall in London, and Town Hall in New York City. Ray returns to Outpost with a new project of original compositions for jazz quartet, string quartet and a combination of the two.
Ticket Prices $25, Member and Student discounts available