TRR 2014 release Chapter Two
RV Latin Jazz Sextet at UVM 10/11
The Ray Vega Quintet celebrates BLUE NOTE Records
RV Quintet Celebrates Wayne Shorter 10/17/10
ORIGIN Records 2010 release: East-West Trumpet Summit goes to number 1!!
East-West Trumpet Summit goes to number 1!!
Proud to be 1st trumpet on Golijov's 2010 Deutsche Grammophon release.
RV and his Courtois Evolution III trumpet
1st CD "Ray Vega" 1996 Concord Picante
2nd CD "Boperation" 1999 Concord Picante
3rd CD "Pa'Lante" 2002 Palmetto
4th CD "Squeeze, Squeeze" 2004 Palmetto
RV at The Backwoods Pond Fest in Peru, NY with LUCID/photo credit LAURA CARBONE by permission only.
RV Seattle DEC.2008 b
John Walsh and RV. Tito Puente's last trumpet section. We are honored beyond words.
Thomas Mariott, RV in the background SEATTLE,WASH DEC. 2008
RV Seattle DEC.2008
RV with his dear friend and mentor; the late Mario Rivera- Wash.,DC 2001
Chicago Jazz FestivalArturo O'Farrill, Steve Turre, RV, Jorge Castro
RV and Friends Celebrate the Legacy of Doc Cheatham-Schenectady, NY 2010
RV with the great trumpeter Eddie Henderson-NYC 2008
RV w/Ray Barretto-San Jose Jazz Festival 2004-Photo Credit: Tom Erlich
The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra of Lincoln Center directed by Arturo O'Farrill
RV w/ The Last Mambo King-Orlando Marin.
RV Quintet @ Jazzland in Vienna , Austria 2002. L-R Greg August, Igor Atalita, RV Willie Martinez, Chembo Corniel
RV @ Kavehaz 2004
RV with the legendary drummer Roger Humphries -Pittsburgh 2009
The Ray Vega/Tom Marriott Quintet at Tulas in Seattle Wash. 2005. L-R Jeff Johnson, RV,Matt Jorgenson, Tom Marriott.
The Claudio Roditi Quartet with RV and Jimmy Owens. Bern 2007 Elio Alves/Piano, John Lee/Bass, Duduka DaFonseca/Drums
RV Sextet at Cecil's 2006
Jon Faddis, Gerald Wilson and RV
RV at Yoshi's in Oakland,Ca. Photo Credit-Tom Erhlich
RV with the legendary Mongo Santamaria JAPAN 1989
RV with the great Cuban Jazz trumpet star Alexander Brown. Toronto 2006
RV with the legendary Alex Acuña-Monterey Jazz Fest 2000
Near Baalbek in Lebanon. RV greeting members of The Lebanese Parliament and staff of The US Embassy in Beirut.
Blue Note Cafe Beirut Lebanon 2002 RV w/ Arthur Satyan/Piano, Aboud Saadi/Bass, and Fuad Afra.
Near Baalbek in Lebanon 2002. Jazz concert coordinated by The US Embassy in Beirut.
My Lebanese Brothers!!! L-R Fuad Afra, Arthur Satyan and Aboud Saadi
Great Day Session 2004
RV with his friend and mentor Ray Barretto at The San Jose Jazz Festival 2004. We've lost one of the greatest of our music. This void will never be filled.
RV w/Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project Litchfield Jazz Fest 2005 PHOTO CREDIT-Litchfield Jazz
The Boys from the Bronx Housing Projects:Bobby Sanabria(Melrose), RV (Patterson)and Richie Morales (Edenwald)
RV and Osvaldo Golijov
The Edwards Trumpet Vega Poster......Finally~Not bad for a kid from The South Bronx.
RV and the amazing Luciana Souza
Great Day in Spanish Harlem: Willie Torres, Mike Amadeo, RV, Huey Dundar, Tito Nieves
Great Day Photo Session: May 2004
Great Day session 5/04---The Bronx Musicians!! Bobby Sanabria, RV, Willie Rodriguez, Andy Gonzalez and Edgardo Miranda NYPOST
Great Day session 5/04 RV with Tito Nieves and Johnny Colon NYPOST
Great Day in Spanish Harlem 5/04 RV with Huey Dunbar,Tito Nieves and Mike Amadeo NYPOST
RV @ the NY Post photo session 5/04 "Great Day in Spanish Harlem"..can you name some of these folks?
Ray with Jeanie Bryson-"The Dizzy Gillespie Songbook"
RV w/Nicholas Payton's Armstrong Centennial Project @ The Pori (Finland)Festival 2000- Photo Courtesy Paul Stephens
The Cats: Craig Johnson, Tony Kadleck, Jim Rotondi and RV-WJO Trumpets
RV with the great Peruvian singer Eva Ayllon.
RV with the legendary trumpeter Eddie Gale.
Paul Stephens, Snooky Young and RV (LA 2000) Photo courtesy Paul Stephens
Ray and his long time friend trumpeter/slide trumpeter....all around good fella (no...he's not a wiseguy),Steven Bernstein.IAJE 2006
Ray with his good friend, Bay Area Trumpet Artist John Worley.IAJE 2006
RV with Trumpet Legend Doc Severinson-IAJE2006
Photo Credit: Martin Cohen Used by Permission only. www.congahead.com
RV at The San Jose Jazz Festival 2005. Photo Credit Copyright 2005 John Spragens http://www.enigmaterial.com / Go to the links page for a direct link to John's web site. Photo used by permission only.
RV Sextet at The Berne International Jazz Festival 2001(Switzerland). Background l-r: Igor Atalita,Harvie S., Willie Martinez/Foreground l-r: RV,Roger Byam, Dave Valentin.Photo used by permission only
RV at The Ottowa Jazz Fest 2004. Photo credit: Bill King Photo used by Permission only.
Wayne Bergeron, Kenny Rampton, and RV....2 of my favorite cats anywhere.IAJE 2006
RV at the Toronto Jazz Fest 2004. Photo Credit: Roger Humbert/ Photo used by permission only. www.thelivemusicreport.com
Kavehaz in NYC 2005. Photo credit: Fred Aquilino copywrite 2005 www.fredaquilinophoto.com 917-497-4700. Go to the links page for a direct link to Fred's web site. Photo used by permission only.
Ray at The Toronto Jazz Festival 2004. Photo Credit: Kris King. Used by permission only www.kriskingphoto.com
Edwards Trumpets promo shot 2005. Photo credit: Fred Aquilino www.edwards-instruments.com
Promo shot 2002. Photo Credit: Judith Schiller
Promo shot 1999. Photo credit: Jimmy Katz
RV with the King of Latin Music, Tito Puente and saxophonist Mitch Frohman. Ocean Blue Jazz Festival 1998 (Japan).
The 2 Rays. Toulouse France 1990
The Cats- Niel Levonius,RV, Eric Miyashiro, John Worley, Wayne Bergeron, John Chuboda-IAJE 2006
RV with his friend and colaborator on the Ambos Mundos project, renowned Soprano Sharon Spinetti.
L-R Jimmy Heath,RV, Tootie Heath, and Percy Heath. Berne International Jazz Festival 2001. (Switzerland)
RV with renowned saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter and trumpeter Shunzo Ohno. Ocean Blue Jazz Festival 1998 (Japan)
RV with the Legendary Trumpeter, Clark Terry. SS Norway 1993
L-R:Bernard Purdie, RV, Ruben Rodriguez, Grady Tate, Gene Jackson and Shunzo Ohno. Ocean Blue Jazz Festival 1998 (Japan)
Ray with 2 trumpet masters, Nicholas Payton and Jon Faddis. Ocean Blue Jazz Festival 1998 (Japan)
Members of Johnny Pacheco's Tumbao in Japanese Tour 1991. L-R Luis Rodriguez, Luis Tirano Rodriguez, RV, Chino Nuñez, Marcos Quintanilla, Hector Colon, Carlos Jimenez, Willie Romero.
Ray and his good friend Steve Turre at the Ottowa Jazz Festival 2004. Photo credit: Bill King www.musicandimages.com Photo used by permission only.
Pete Escovedo's EMusic session. L-R: Shiela E., Francisco Torres, RV, Oskar Cartaya, Justo Almario, Arturo Velazco, Ramon Torres, Pete Escovedo and Joe Rotundi. LA 2000
RV with his good buddy, Cuban trumpet star Arturo Sandoval. NYC 1995
RV with his main man Claudio Roditi. NYC 2005
RV with his dear friend and one of the greatest brassmen in the world, Warren Vache.
Ray with El Maestro, Victor Paz. 1992 Pori Jazz Festival (Finland)
RV with the Master Snooky Young. Hollywood Bowl 2000
RV and his pal Jon Faddis.
RV with 2 of his favorite trumpet players, Thomas Marriott and Jay Thomas. Anacortez Jazz Festival 2004 (Washington State)
The Cats!John Walsh, Pete Nater, Wynton Marsalis,RV, Raul Agraz. Jazz at Lincoln Center Tito Puente Celebration.NYC-11/01
RV with his dear friend Roberto Ramirez (Principal trumpet w/ La Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico). Puerto Rico 2004
RV with Dave Douglas. Monterey Jazz Festival 2000
Berne International Jazz Fest 2001
Get together in Puerto Rico. Luis Bermudez , Andrew Lazaro, RV, Luis "Perico" Ortiz , Roberto Ramirez and Marco Pignataro. Ray Vega trumpet master class at El Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico/Au
RV conducting master class at El Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico. Aug 2004
The Flynn Center in Burlington, Vermont 2005. Photo credit: Jake Levinson
The Flynn Center 2004. Photo credit: Jake Levinson
The Flynn Center 2004. Photo credit: Aaron Levinson