Ronnie Ray Padilla has created an impeccable album of music. An absolute perfect blend of world music, jazz and perfect hints of many other genres. A stellar line up includes talented players from Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind and Fire and John McLaughlin to name a few. Perfected music!


Ronnie Ray Padilla is a San Francisco Bay area musician, having played a rich blend of original varieties of pop, funk, jazz, afro and several global styles. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and vocalist for this world-jazz band Raydience, where he plays guitars, flutes, vocals and oud. Born in Oakland, Ronnie Ray began working as a sideman-guitarist and flutist in 1970 and performed with ensembles throughout the US and the SF Bay area. He recorded with Billy Young (formerly of Earth, Wind and Fire), Kenneth Nash (formerly with Herbie Hancock, Weather Report & more), Lion of Juda, Rocker-T and Dark Chocolate, and many other artists. Ronnie Ray studied with Joe Henderson, guitar with Bill Conners (formerly of Return to Forever), Dave Creamer (formerly of Miles Davis), and with Steve Erquianga (formerly with Joe Henderson), where he received a B.A. from San Jose State University in Jazz Studies. The album, official release date 1/26/2010, is getting rave reviews as the band prepares for their US tour. Management: Rawkin' Brawd Representation, 773.934.4960, lisa@rawkinbrawd.com or whizbangcontact@aol.com


Raydience 2009-MegaWave Records

Set List

1 to 1.5 hours