credit: Gary Hook
Tony Bray studied jazz improvisation 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.
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. 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 in the past 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 were featured at the 2018 JazzSAlive festival.
Tony has also written a series of mobile apps the teach jazz improvisation. In the app store under "iImprov."
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