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Ray Santisi

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 1    

”As anyone familiar with the Boston scene knows, there are few things finer than hearing Ray take on an acoustic piano. But there are different ways to tackle the challenge, and Ray can make any path work. On 6/2 Ray decided to put on a clinic. I'm not a piano player but even in my ignorance I found myself shaking my head in amazement. No doubt any piano player in the audience would have been inspired - or perhaps frightened into giving up the instrument. It was a master indulging in the sheer joy of tackling the possibilities (maybe the impossibilities) of the instrument. I wish there had been a video recorder running. I show up for the surprises and sometimes - as in this case - I am rewarded.” Stu Vandermark, CADENCE Magazine...
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Featured recording “Live @ Ryles Jazz Club”

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Live @ Ryles Jazz Club

Self Produced (2005)
About “Berklee Jazz Piano” by Ray Santisi, published through the Berklee Press and Hal Leonard, January 2009

”I have been aware of Mr. Santisi's virtuosity as a pianist for many decades. Now he has applied his formidable knowledge and experience to a carefully presented analytical approach to aid in developing the reader's technical facility, while encouraging and preserving the unique musical essence and imagination of the individual.”-- George Russell, composer, author of Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization

”I have known Ray Santisi since I was a teenager in Boston...

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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationBoston, MA

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundFull time piano and harmony professor at Berklee College of Music. Lessons by appointment.

Author, "Berklee Jazz Piano", January 2009 published through The Berklee Press and Hal Leonard

Clinic/Workshop InformationDomestic and international piano and harmony.

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