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Soundwaves Concert: Ray Vega and Tales from the Boogie Down

July 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

| Free

Ray Vega | Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion

Brian McCarthy | Saxes, Andrew Moroz | Keyboard, Robinson Morse | Electric Bass, Caleb Bronz | Drums, Scott Dean | Congas

This concert is being presented by: The Galley Bar and Restaurant at the Westport Marina


“Tales from the Boogie Down” is an adventurous sextet that combines elements of Jazz, Latin and Funk, all cooked in the same pot. A native of the South Bronx, trumpeter Ray Vega is a much in-demand musician. He has performed & recorded with many world-class musicians, including Mongo Santamaria, Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Ray Barretto and the New World Spirit. Vega was privileged to record three projects with this landmark group including the Grammy-nominated “Taboo” and “Contact.” It was during his time with Barretto that Vega was called upon to join the Tito Puente Latin Jazz Orchestra as lead trumpeter. Vega recorded with Puente’s Orchestra many times over including the Grammy winning “Mambo Birdland,” “Dancemania ’99” and “Obra Maestra.” Ray Vega is a TRR recording artist. He is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Vermont, where he has been recognized as a distinguished faculty member in the 2014-2015 University Scholar program.


Ballard Park
Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

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