All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Tony Bray

Tony Bray Tony Bray

Tony Bray studied jazz improvisation and jazz pedagogy with renowned educator Jerry Coker at the University of Tennessee. Also with William Scarlett, Bennie Wallace and Warne Marsh at this time. Graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz.

After college he went on to teach theory and production classes as part of the Commercial Music program at the Antelope Valley College in California. He was also responsible for setting up the first “Small Jazz Group” program at Cal State Northridge.

Since then, Tony traveled the world as a sax player and keyboardist, playing music on cruise ships, clubs and casinos from Las Vegas to Singapore. Includes 3 years with Princess Cruises, 3 years with Royal Caribbean, regular stints at the Stardust Hotel on the Las Vegas strip and a house gig in Laughlin, NV for 3 years. He currently is a regular part of the Austin music scene as he performs with a countless number of groups. His own group “Tony Bray and One Too Many” just released their first CD, ‘Last Call’ and will soon be in the studio to record their second. “Last Call” is currently in rotation on San Antonio’s jazz radio station KRTU. They have also been a featured artist at SXSW in Austin and also JazzSAlive in San Antonio.

As a composer, Tony’s music can also be found on CDs put out by the “Long Beach Jazz Quartet” and the LA based group “Atria.” Currently he is also writing for the San Antonio based latin jazz group “Zarabande.” They will be featured at this year’s JazzSAlive festival.

Read more

Tags

Photos

Albums

Album Last Call by Tony Bray

Last Call

Self Produced
2018

buy
Album Outside, Looking In by Tony Bray

Outside, Looking In

Self Produced
2004

buy

Watch

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.