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Amazing Things Arts Center



August 4 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tim Ray’s wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with legendary performers from all walks of music. Appearing on over 80 recordings to date, Tim has performed in concert with an extensive list of pop music and jazz icons, notably Lyle Lovett, Jane Siberry, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Kurt Elling, Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, Scott Hamilton, Dave Douglas, John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Lewis Nash and Rufus Reid.

  • Tickets: Regular $22 ~ Senior 65+ $21 ~ Member $19 ~ Student/Child $11

His current trio, comprised of John Lockwood on bass and Mark Walker on drums, focus in their performances on trio music composed and performed by some of the greats in piano jazz. Well-known songs penned by Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver, and Tim’s innovative arrangements of Ellington’s “I’m Beginning to See the Light”, Monk’s “Monk’s Dream” and Chick Corea’s “Windows” showcase this trio’s strengths and abilities to the fullest. Other highlights include Tim’s originals “DE-Train” and “Joy”, Lockwood’s composition “12 by 7” and fun arrangements of the standard “Star Eyes” and Lyle Lovett’s “I’ve Been to Memphis”. Their new CD, entitled WINDOWS, was released last year on the Whaling City Sounds label.

“With a pair of most compatible partners, Ray has fashioned a unit and a program that is full of deep melody, spry rhythms and subtle surprises. It delivers what is to be expected when windows are open – a breath of fresh musical air.” – Bob Blumenthal

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