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Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents The Ray Charles Songbook May 20-21 8pm

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 19, 2016

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schuur-diane-courtesyAt age 21, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter and music director Kenny Rampton (of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) launched his touring career with a nine-month stint in Ray Charles’ band. Rampton honors his former bandleader by presenting the most authentic Ray Charles experience possible, featuring heart-stopping vocals by The Raelettes (Charles’ historic group of female singers), blues guitar legend Bill Sims, drummer Jamison Ross, and two-time GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur.

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