Appearances have included
|Telluride Jazz Festival
Oregon Symphony Orchestra
||World Expo 88'
|Jazz Port Townsend
|| Portland Zoo Jazz
||Denver Symphonic Orchestra
|Cathedral Park Jazz Fest
||Du Maurier Festival
(La Jolla, CA.)
|The Excelsior Hotel (Tulsa, OK.)
||The Roxy Theatre (L.A.)
| Jazz City
|Le Soliel Levant
|Tokyo Jazz Festival
||Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
||Jazz Alley (Seattle,WA.)
Festival of Jazz
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SOME PERSONAL HISTORY
One of the profound influences on my life, particularly when I was growing up in Colorado Springs was and continues to be Herman Raymond.
"Ray", as my younger brother
(bowling master) Dayven and I still call him,
gave us both a unique, and I feel, comfortably complete perspective on the trials and tribulations of life's journey.
Art, Music, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, Sex, or whatever subject may have come up,
were all freely discussed in our home. There were many times when we, along with my late mother Shirley, would burn the midnight oil; staying up often until two or three o'clock in the morning: conversing, sometimes debating, but more importantly learning about life. And always, it seemed, against the
backdrop of our comfortable little Bohemian pad; the sonorous strains of Coltrane, Miles, Ella or sometimes the works of Ravel, Shostakovitch or Stravinsky would be heard. To be certain, it was an unusual childhood filled with a lot of excitement and challenging steps.
I have only recently, through conversations with my beautiful wife Gabi, been able to appreciate the care with which the foundations of our young souls
were so lovingly tended to. As a small tribute to those beautiful times,
I offer to you a few examples of literally thousands of pieces of fine-art Herman Raymond has presented to the world over the past 60+ years.
Explore the painting below to visit a slideshow gallery of his work.
Some of the fine musicians I've had the pleasure of working with can be seen and heard.
Use the photo below as your link.
The background music on this page:
was composed by Miles Davis