As a freelance musician , I have performed on stages in clubs, casinos and cruise ships all over the world for over 35 years. I also have spent countless hours in the studio as a musician, arranger, mixer, consultant and producer.
My degree is in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Tennessee (1985) . I studied under Jerry Coker, Bill Scarlett and Don Hough.
I am available as a sax player on tenor, alto, bari or soprano. I can also double on flute, clarinet, keyboards, electric bass. and vocals. I currently work with a dozen bands in the Austin area , playing all styles of music. I am available for live or studio work. I am also setup for remote (long distance) recording. I would just need a 2 channel mixed MP3 or Wav emailed or 'drop boxed' to me.
Jazz Apps Mobile is a small company that I formed with two programmer friends of mine. Our goal is to bring jazz education into the mobile age. We currently have seven apps in the Apple and Android app stores. Five core apps cover the entire language of jazz improvisation and theory. Each of these apps contain detailed explanation of the theory behind all of the concepts involved as well as audio examples, exercises and play-a-longs in all keys. Play alongs loop endlessly and tempos are adjustable. The apps are also customizable to set to any instrument transposition, treble or bass clef. Here are the links to the apps in the Apple App Store-
You can also find a review of the apps at this website-
My group, Tony Bray & One Too many will be bringing our brand of jazz to The Elephant Room on Thursday January 26. 9:30-1:30. Meanwhile we are currently recording our first 'album/CD/Download' or whatever media it might be. ' I put a couple of rough first mixes in the jukebox of "The Cave," "The Conversation" and "The Color Of You"
If you want to see a video collage of one of our recent Elephant Room outings go to the YouTube link on the toolbar above.
In other news we also finished Diana Bray's recording. You can go to www.dianabray.com
The jukebox on the home page has the entire album. Great jazz, cha-cha, tango and rhumba featuring Diana Bray on Vocals!
Urlican Williams- Trombone
Recorded by Mark Donovan & Tony Bray
Arranged, Mixed & Produced byTony Bray
Mastered by Mark Donovan