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SUGARAY RAYFORD BAND

Sugaray Rayford, voc
Giles Straw, tp
Aaron Liddard, sax
Drake «Munkihaid» Shining, keyb
Gino Matteo, g
Alan Markel, b
Lavell Jones, dr

«Sugaray» is one of the most spectacular and thrilling Blues and R&B singers of our time.

Exclusive in Switzerland!
At Jazzfestival Bern for the first time!

Texas born Caron “Sugaray” Rayford began his musical career at the age of 7 singing & playing drums in church, and his gospel influence can be heard and felt in his music. Rayford's phrasing is intimate and conversational and the soulful gravel in his voice hints at his firsthand experience with hardship. His switch to contemporary music began about 15 years ago in the San Diego area, where he sang lead vocals with a R&B/Funk band called Urban Gypsys. With this band he had the privilege of sharing the stage with many notable artists such as The Average White Band, Dennis Quaid, Joe Louis Walker, Kal David, Super Diamond & Venice, to name a few. After dabbling in blues, Sugaray realized that the blues was where his heart and soul belonged. So after some soul searching he left the Urban Gypsys and became lead vocalist for Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz, a Temecula area blues band. Shortly after joining the band in 2004, they released their first CD “Trunk Full of Bluez”. This band was hungry and did over 200 gigs a year over the next few years and their popularity rose exponentially. The band began playing higher profile gigs and in 2007 released their 2nd CD “It’s Tight Like That”. In September 2008, the Boyz won the *LAMN Jam Grand Slam Urban Artist of the Year” title by a landslide; they beat out hundreds of competitors. 12.03.-16.03.2019 Sugaray Rayford BandAfter moving to Los Angeles several years ago, Sugaray was asked to host a blues jam at Cozy’s in Sherman Oaks. It is through this venue that Sugaray met and played with innumerable world-class musicians. His desire to explore and expand his musical vision has been nourished by these musicians. His solo career has flourished in LA.

Concerts

Tue. 12.03. - Sat. 16.03.2019

1st Concert 7:30 p.m.
(Doors 7:00 p.m.)

2nd concert 10:00 p.m.
(Doors 9:30 p.m.)

Admission

One Concert CHF 48.-
Both Concerts CHF 72.-

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