Jazz pianist Tim Ray and his trio will perform on Sunday, February 23, at 4 PM in the historic West Falmouth Library as part of a series to support the renovation of the library’s 100-year-old grand piano. The concert is co-sponsored by Falmouth Jazz and the West Falmouth Library.
Mr. Ray is currently pianist for Tony Bennett and was longtime pianist for country star Lyle Lovett. His trio features two of Boston’s premiere jazz artists, John Lockwood on bass and Mark Walker on drums. This performance is a CD release event for Mr. Ray’s latest album, “Excursions and Adventures.”
Mr. Ray has appeared on more than 70 recordings with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Scott Hamilton and Esperanza Spaulding. He has been a soloist with the Boston Pops and the Boston Classical Orchestra and has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Conan.” His credits include performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Kennedy Center.
Drummer Mark Walker has performed on many Grammy Award–winning albums and earned several Grammy nominations for his work with Paquito D’Rivera, Donato Poveda, the Caribbean Jazz Project and the jazz fusion group Oregon.
Bassist John Lockwood has toured the United States and Europe with Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton and the Mel Lewis Big Band. He has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Stan Getz and Art Farmer.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.FalmouthJazz.org or in person at Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, the West Falmouth Library or at the door (cash only) while they last.