Friday, April 5th, 7:00 – 8: 00 PM
Forever Ray is a 10-piece band from the New York metropolitan area which is fronted by Shulton Whitley and led by musical director and drummer Bobby Deitch. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles that range from Jazz and Blues, to Country and R&B.
One band member, Angela Workman, worked with Mr. Charles. She was an original Raylette, one of his backup singers, for 11 years. The band has played gigs at Lincoln Center and BB King’s Blues Club in New York. The show is not merely a straight concert. Mr. Dietch notes, “We do our best to give a little bit of history of the songs and of Ray. We’ll give the audience a sense of what Ray was all about. We don’t just go right into the song after song.”
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.