Ray Reach

Pianist / Guitarist / Vocalist / Arranger / Composer / Producer/Educator

About Me

Professional musician for 45+ years. Studio musician, vocalist, pianist, guitarist, arranger, composer, producer. Produces classical and jazz recordings for such clients as: choral composer K. Lee Scott, saxophonist Lou Marini, Jr., trumpeter Lew Soloff, pianist Ellis Marsalis and guitarist Eric Essix. Has taught music on elementary, high school and college levels for over 25 years. Holds undergraduate degree in music education (double major: voice and piano). Graduate study in composition. Music faculty member and Director of Jazz Ensembles at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1998-2005). Currently Director of Sudent Jazz Programs at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (www.jazzhall.com). Creator and Director of the "Fun With Jazz" Program, originated at the Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, and now offered through the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Directs the Magic City Jazz Orchestra. CEO of Magic City Music Productions. Featured performer at the W. C. Handy Music Festival. Faculty member of W. C. Handy Jazz Camp.

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