Why hire Jim Wray Jazz?
Piano jazz, solo or combo, for club and parties, formal or informal; this is music for everything from wedding receptions to New Years Eve gala. Jim has toured Europe with his own ensemble and has played coast to coast. Styles include jazz, R&B and renditions of standards and pop tunes. He can create an ambiance for background or give the sounds of a one man band, playing trombone and vibraphone sounds against a recorded trio backup.
There are several projects that Jim is touring with currently:
1. 2x88 - Dual jazz pianos with the legend Hod O'Brien. Several albums are available on Jim's website (www.2x88jazz.com)
2. F.U.S.E. - A jazz and R&B quintet featuring the original music of Steve Michael Smith (guitar/vocal) and the percussion of Darrel Rose (formerly with the Wailers). (www.FunkyUrbanSouthernEnsemble.com)
3. Solo piano and one man band ambience and dance sounds.
4. Jim & Marla - quartet featuring vocal artistry of Marla Palma (www.jimwrayjazz.com/MarlaPalma.html)
Jim plays club and party venues throughout central and northern Virginia having moved there from Los Angeles in 2007. His European tours with his own dixie band were highlights of college days at Cornell. Since then he has worked clubs in Minnesota, California and Virginia steadily for the past several decades.
Steve Michael Smith: vocals/guitar/originals
Darrel Rose: Percussion
Peter Matthews: Bass
Sam Brown: Drums
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Anniversary Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Fundraiser, Holiday Party, Hotel, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Reception