8:30pm Ray Greene and the All Star Band
The CCJF is thrilled to welcome back singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ray Greene, who just wrapped up a two-month US tour with Santana. Brought up in the shadows of the great Soul/R&B legends of our time and equally adept at the traditions of Gospel, Jazz and Blues, Ray has performed with some of the biggest names in the fields of Pop and R&B including Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Rick James and Tower of Power, and last year was tapped by Carlos Santana to be his new lead singer. Joining Ray will be the All Star Band, comprised of New England’s most in-demand and top call musicians including bassist Baron Browne, who has worked with everyone from Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Turrentine, Gary Burton and Kevin Eubanks to Tom Jones, Brian McKnight and Andrea Bocelli. Ray and the band will perform soulful renditions of timeless R&B classics from a wide array of artists, including James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and Al Green.