VIDEOS OF RAY REACH WITH HIS VARIOUS BANDS
Ray Reach leads a number of bands of various styles and descriptions. Below are a few a sample videos of Ray's bands:
- "Ray Reach and the Soul Serenaders" - a versatile Motown / Soul / Funk / Jazz Band
- "Ray Reach and The Little Big Band" - a slightly larger band than the "Soul Serenaders," very versatile and capable of playing classic big band sounds as well as modern dance favorites.
- "Ray Reach and Friends" - 4 to 6 players, focusing on Jazz and variety / dance music.
- "Ray Reach and the W.C. Handy Jazz All-Stars" - an awesome all-star jazz group of nationally renowned musicians which plays at the W.C. Handy Music Festival every year. (See the website: www.wchandymusicfestival.org/festival.htm)
- "The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Student All-Star Band" - a band made up of young students from the educational program at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, shown here opening for the Grammy Award winning group, "Take 6".
The first video shows the "Soul Serenaders" in the studio, playing the classic Motown song by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
Below is a video of "Ray Reach and the Soul Serenaders" performing the classic Sevie Wonder song. "Superstition."
Below we see "Ray Reach and the Soul Serenaders" performing "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson.
Below is "Ray Reach and the Soul Serenaders" performing "Dancing In The Street" by Martha and the Vandellas at a wedding.
MORE OF RAY REACH'S VIDEOS
Below, watch a video of Ray Reach, performing with Ken Watters and friends at the 2012 W.C. Handy Music Festival:
RAY REACH'S "LITTLE BIG BAND"
Ray's 'Little Big Band" is a 7 to 9-piece ensemble that plays big band style music in the tradition of Count Basie Orchestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, etc., as well as modern dance favorites. This band is perfect for those who want a "big band" sound on a smaller budget. In the video below, Ray's "Little Big Band" plays the Irving Berlin classic, "Cheek To Cheek."