Ray Moore will be visiting Jazz from the Market a little after 5 p.m. this Thursday before going on to Snug Harbor for his 8 and 10 p.m. shows with the group Brasilliance!
Ray Moore is perhaps best-known as a lead alto saxophonist and woodwind doubler, having worked with such groups as the The John Mahoney Big Band, The CAC Jazz Orchestra, and working in the house orchestras at the Saenger Theatre and the Blue Room at The Fairmont Hotel since arriving in New Orleans in 1975. He also plays tenor and soprano saxes, and his doubling extends to clarinet, flute, alto flute, and piccolo.
A 1985 trip to Brazil infected him with a deep love for the country, its culture and its music. Since that time, Ray has worked at better understanding and performing the different musics of Brazil.