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Ray Brinker

Ray Brinker's Biography

Most recently Ray worked on the Ray Charles "Genius Loves Company" CD , which includes tunes with Norah Jones, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Michael McDonald, Nathalie Cole, and others. He also worked on the "Ray" movie soundtrack.

Ray played on the new Joe Cocker CD "Heart and Soul", which was released a few weeks ago.

He continues to play with jazz singer Tierney Sutton. They have five CDs released through TelArc jazz label, and have been together as a band for 12 years. They will be touring the country all year.

The Christian Jacob trio released a CD titled "Styne and Mine" and is currently #3 on the jazz radio airplay charts after only a couple weeks. This is basically the trio supporting Tierney Sutton.

Ray recorded a CD with French pop star Veronique Sanson which has spent weeks at #1 on the European charts.

He has also recently recorded CDs with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and the Wayne Bergeron Big Band, both of which were nominated for Grammies, as well as the Jack Sheldon Big Band, and the Tom Kubis Big Band.

The live DVD he recorded with Pat Benatar, entitled "Summer Vacation", is now available.

Ray continues to do sessions in LA. Most recent movies: Assault on Precinct 13, Ray, Shrek, Brother Bear, and The Alamo. TV: The Gilmore Girls, The District, Charmed, and The Agency.

Ray Brinker

Gear List

Recording CustomBD-922Y 22”x16”BD-918YJ 18”x14”TT-910YJ 10”x7.5”TT-912YJ 12”x8”FT-914Y 14”x14”FT-916Y 16”x16”NSD-1365M 13”x6.5” MusashiManu Katche Signature Junior Kit(4) CS-845 Boom cymbal standsSS-840 snare standDS-840 drum throneFP-9310 foot pedalHS-950 hi hat standTH-945 mount