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  1. Salazar

From the recording Salazar

From the 2004 Ray Vega Palmetto release "Squeeze, Squeeze".
“Salazar” is an original by my dear friend Marty Sheller. Marty spent many years as the trumpeter, arranger and later, producer on most of Mongo Santamaria’s recordings. I first played this tune during my first tour with Mongo in October of 1987. It was fun to play the tune then as it is now. During the 1970's, I was fortunate to listen to several radio D.J.s that had an huge impact on me. Max Salazar is one of these men. His Saturday afternoon show was a source of great music and tons of info. This tune is my way of saying thanks to Max and all of his radio colleagues of that day------ Felipe Luciano, Dick “Ricardo” Sugar, Joe Gains, Polito Vega, Carlos DeJesus, Carlos DeLeon, Les Davis, Ed Beach and Frankie Crocker. Of course the biggest thanks go to the one and only Ramon “Mongo” Santamaria, who opened the doors to the world of this great music to me. I am forever indebted to him.
Ray Vega-Trumpet/Percussion
Bobby Porcelli-Alto Sax
Igor Atalita-Piano
Gregg August-Bass
Adam Weber-Drums
Wilson "Chembo" Corniel-Tumbadoras

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May29

Best of Stowe: RAY VEGA with The Vermont Jazz Trio

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Park St, Stowe, VT 05672

The community of Stowe comes together to celebrate the 1st Annual BEST OF STOWE Stowe comes alive on Saturday, May 29th! Stowe Vibrancy showcases artisan vendors on Main Street in the Village, while merchants and restaurants from throughout the town do what they do BEST and showcase their exceptional food, spirits and unique Vermont goods. Wine, dine, sip, shop, and enjoy all that Stowe has to offer all day long at the Best of Stowe! In the historic downtown of Stowe on the Village Green listen to internationally acclaimed jazz treasure Ray Vega live from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ray will be accompanied by Vermont Jazz Trio which features pianist phenom Remi Savard of Montpelier, one of Vermont's top double bassists Jeremy Hill of Waterbury, and hailing from the L.A and Seattle jazz circuits, Barre native, percussionist Peter Schmeeckle of Stowe.

Apr17

Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

JUNIPER at Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont

The Ray Vega Quartet Ray Vega/Trumpet-Flugelhorn Josh Childs-Piano Jeremy Hill-Bass Geza Carr-drums

Apr3

Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

JUNIPER at Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont

Ray Vega's Latin Jazz Birthday Party! The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet Ray Vega-Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Percussion Brian McCarthy-Alto Saxophone Mike Hartigan-Piano Giovanni Rovetto-Bass Caleb Bronz-Drums Scott Dean-Congas

Mar27

Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

JUNIPER at Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont

The Ray Vega Quintet Ray Vega/Trumpet-Flugelhorn Brian McCarthy/Alto Sax Josh Childs-Piano Jeremy Hill-Bass Geza Carr-drums

Mar20

Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

JUNIPER at Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont

The Ray Vega Quartet Ray Vega/Trumpet-Flugelhorn Josh Childs-Piano Jeremy Hill-Bass Geza Carr-drums

Mar16

Ray Vega & Chad McCullough Quintet in Chicago

Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL

Ray Vega - Trumpet Chad McCullough - Trumpet Ryan Cohan - Piano Matt Ulery - Bass Dana Hall - Drums

Mar15

Ray Vega & Chad McCullough Quintet in Chicago

Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago, IL

Ray Vega - Trumpet Chad McCullough - Trumpet Ryan Cohan - Piano Matt Ulery - Bass Dana Hall - Drums

Mar10

The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet at The Hill and Hollow Music Series

Hill and Hollow Music presents The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet, Fire House, Saranac, NY

Ray Vega-Trumpet,Percussion Brian McCarthy-Alto/Tenor Saxes Mike Hartigan-Piano Giovanni Rovetto-Bass Scott Dean-Congas Caleb Bronz-Drums/Timbales

Mar9

The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet at The Hill and Hollow Music Series

Hill and Hollow Music presents The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet, Fire House, Saranac, NY

Ray Vega-Trumpet,Percussion Brian McCarthy-Alto/Tenor Saxes Mike Hartigan-Piano Giovanni Rovetto-Bass Scott Dean-Congas Caleb Bronz-Drums

Mar6

Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

JUNIPER at Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont

The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet Ray Vega-Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Percussion Brian McCarthy-Alto Saxophone Mike Hartigan-Piano Giovanni Rovetto-Bass Caleb Bronz-Drums Scott Dean-Congas

Mar3

Ray Vega with The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA

Ray Vega "History of the Latin Tinge" This concert caps off a six day residency at Stanford University focusing on the impact of Afro-Caribbean music on Jazz. the six days will include: 2 rehearsal/workshops with The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble 1 rehearsal/workshop with the Stanford Jazz Orchestra 1 historical lecture 1 concert with the SALJE

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Feb20

Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

JUNIPER at Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont

The Ray Vega Quartet

Feb13

Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

JUNIPER at Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont

The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet

Feb9

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED!! East-West Trumpet Summit at TULAS

Tula's, 2214 2nd Ave. NE, Seattle, WA

East West Trumpet Summit Ray Vega/Thomas Marriott-Trumpets Joe Doria-Organ Matt Jorgensen-Drums

Feb8

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED!! East-West Trumpet Summit at TULAS

Tula's, 2214 2nd Ave. NE, Seattle, WA

East West Trumpet Summit Ray Vega/Thomas Marriott-Trumpets Joe Doria-Organ Matt Jorgensen-Drums