BillyRay Sheppard
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BillyRay Sheppard

San Antonio, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

San Antonio, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Jazz R&B




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SILK - 2017
Freshman release produced by BillyRay Sheppard and Steve Oliver.  Available on ITunes, Amazon, CD Baby and Spotify.



BillyRay Sheppard, saxophonist living in San Antonio Texas has a love affair with music. His musical roots run deep with earliest experiences in Blues, R & B, Reggae, Latin, Tejano and Country bands. It's his love for music that keeps him grounded and his love for jazz that keeps him performing. Soon after academic life, he pursued many different avenues in the field of music, at times as a sideman for many artist and other times as a studio musician.

BillyRay is one of the first call smooth jazz perforrmers in the San Antonio area. He has shared his talents on stage with Ray Charles, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, Roy Hargrove, The Dirty Dozen Band, Johnny Bush and many many more. With his rich, warm soulful tone he has made a name for himself with his saxophone.

In addition to performing in concerts, BillyRay is available as a soloist, or band performer (leader of The Main Event Band of San Antonio TX) for private functions including conventions, weddings, private parties, fashion shows etc... He can be heard on many artists recordings but he is excited to announce that his freshman release, "Silk". Visit his website, for purchase information on upcoming performances!

Various performances include:
   *Carver Jazz Festival
   *Jazz's A Live 
   *Taste Of New Orleans
   *Corpus Christi Jazz Festival
   *Institute Of Texas Cultures-Blues Festival
   *Poteet Strawberry Festival
   *Spring Jazz Series at The Shops at La Cantera
   *San Antonio Reggae Festival
   *International Association of Jazz Educators Convention
   *San Antonio Summer Arts and Jazz Festival
   *Tejano Fan Fair
   *Tuesday Night Jazz Series
   *The Jazz Couture Project
   *Sweet Soul Music Concert Edmond OK
   *The Rocky Horror Show 
   *Opening act for Kim Waters 
   *The Buddy Holly Story 
   *Absolute Jazz Music Fest 
   *Labor Fest
   *Black Tie Benefit Ball, Silver City NM
   *Alpha Phi Alpha Gala 
   *Kappa Alpha Psi Annual Black & White Ball

  *Hope House Ministries Fund raiser and graduation Concert
   *Home of the Brave Veteran's Day Event
   *Keith Toney District 2 Peace In The Park Concert
   *Year One Pride In The East Side Festival
   *Judge Carmen Kelsey Campaign Fundraiser
   *Tommy Calvert Campaign Fundraiser 
   *New Years Eve San Antonio Tobin Center 
   *BillyRay Sheppard presents Second Sunday Smooth Jazz Series 
  *YTIA Sweetheart Roundup
   *Mayor Ivy Taylor Fundraiser
   *Ella Austin Community Center 100 Anniversary celebration
   *Pink Floyd Laser Light Show Frank Irwin Center
   *AKA South Central Regional Conference
   *Taste Of New Orleans

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