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Ray Gelato

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Ray Gelato

In addition to regular headline slots at ‘Ronnie’s’, Ray has also performed throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Brazil at prestigious venues, festivals and events such as The Blue Note (NYC), Edinburgh Festival, VE Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square, Proms In The Park, Montreal Jazz Festival, Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding, The Ritz London for HM The Queen and opened for Robbie Williams at The Royal Albert Hall. Recently Ray headlined the 1940’s Torch Club at the inaugural Vintage At Goodwood Festival held in August 2010. His multiple award nominations include BBC Radio 2 Jazz Awards, Jazz Artist Of The Year, Best Of Jazz, BBC Radio 2 ‘Heart Of Jazz’ Award...
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His multiple award nominations include BBC Radio 2 Jazz Awards, Jazz Artist Of The Year, Best Of Jazz, BBC Radio 2 ‘Heart Of Jazz’ Award. In 2007 Ray won Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Award for ‘Best UK Small Band’.
“This may be good time music (retro for sure) but it takes balls to play it this well” Jazzwise “Gelato’s dapper mixture of swing and Louis Prima jumping jive remains as invigorating as ever” The Times “To underestimate Ray and his albums is a mistake… he possesses real artistry” Evening Standard “You close your eyes and hear shades of each tenor sax giant in his playing” Jazzwax New York “He plays what he means and he means what he plays” Jools Holland “Awesome sax man” Sam Butera
Ray Gelato Salutes The Great Entertainers
A swingin' collection of classic , jumpin' songs and originals. Ray pays tribute to his musical heroes on this fantastic new 14 track album. This one is a must have!

Hey There
A great live in the studio recording from Ray and the band, including Mambo Italiano and many other classic tunes and original songs!

Live DVD: At Umbria Jazz
All of the excitement of Ray's show captured in front of thousands of Italian fans at the world famous Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy! See some samples on the Multimedia page! (This DVD will play on any DVD player, but your TV must be NTSC compatible to view picture correctly. Most modern televisions are NTSC compatible, but check before ordering.)

Ray Gelato
Studio album packed with favourites from the live show, also including Ray's very own "Pizza You" and his humorous look at today's celebrity culture in "The Celebrity Club". This album is currently not available for download, only on CD.

Now deleted, the tracks from this studio album can all be found on the "Ray Gelato" album, apart from the 6 tracks listed here : Forget About Livin'
Recipe For Makin' Love I Only Have Eyes For You After You've Gone Sophisticated Lady You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You exclusively available for download on iTunes

The Ice Cream Man
Compilation album covering Ray's selection of favourite tracks from 1985 - 2000, plus the exclusive bonus track "Winter Wonderland".

Gelato Dal Vivo - Live in Italy
Recorded live on a hot summer's night in Italy, this show is really swinging!

The Men From Uncle
The first Double Scoop Records release, from 1998, no less than 17 tracks of great swinging sounds from Ray and the Giants!

The Chevalier Brothers - Live and Still Jumping
Way back in the early 1980's, Ray's band 'The Chevalier Brothers' were the kings of the London club circuit. Hear what all the fuss was about on this live recording from 1985 of raw, jumping, crazy tunes!

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