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Ray Sandoval

RAY SANDOVAL is an award winning composer, performer, producer and educator, trained in both the Classical and Jazz genres. Born of Japanese and Mexican-American parents, Ray’s musical career began at home in Tucson, Arizona. At the age of eight, he was playing drums in a family band with his older brother, Richard. A family hobby turned into serious study when both became the first students selected for APEX (Academic Preparation for Excellence) at the University of Arizona. Under the guidance of Thomas Patterson, Professor of Music, Ray began to perform solo works of classical guitar earning a number of awards and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music


What Is Now

Label: Phocus Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Migration Suite: 1. l 2. ll 3. lll 4. lV 5. V 6. Southern Wind 7. Rumba Blues


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Guitarist / Composer Ray Sandoval Releases 'What Is Now'

Guitarist / Composer Ray Sandoval Releases 'What Is Now'

Composer and musician, Ray Sandoval, has used his music to advocate for social change throughout his career:  From Los Angeles-based Chicano rock group, Quetzal, to his more recent collaborations with world-renowned art activist Ai Weiwei.  His latest solo project, What Is Now, features a diverse group of acclaimed musicians from Los Angeles to London, Berlin, and ...



Migration Suite

Featuring the music of Ray Sandoval
Duration: 7:36

Migration Suite is a music project that was inspired by the 2015 European Migration Crisis. It was originally conceived and featured as part of "Laundromat " - an art project with Ai Weiwei documenting the journey of refugees to Europe. Three of the five movements are featured in this animation video.


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