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On December 20 Kilt Club in Vologda presents Ray Brown Jr., an American jazz and blues pianist and singer

Ray Brown Jr. was born in New York City and raised in a family of musical royalty (the son of singer Ella Fitzgerald and legendary jazz bass player Ray Brown).

Although the primary emphasis was jazz, Ray's heart was in rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Ray studied piano at the age of 10. At 14, dad arranged for young Ray to study drumming. The singing drummer began playing private parties, graduating into the world of playing gigs.

Ray continued to sing and play drums at nightclubs while studying. He also began writing and composing. For 15 years, Ray worked in bands and as a single artist, performing throughout the Pacific Northwest and in Canada, Alaska, Japan, Korea and Guam and doing Department of Defense tours.

Ray displayed his versatile voice with his debut album "Slow Down For Love", a collection of light jazz and R&B songs composed, written and arranged by Ray.

Ray Brown Jr. is performing in Russia for only the second time. This is his first visit to Vologda.

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