Rayse Biggs
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Rayse Biggs

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE | AFTRA

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Band Jazz Adult Contemporary


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The Detroit News blog, Sept 7, 2009. “ It was worth the wait for Biggs, as always. . .” http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/musicblog/index.php#ixzz0dYZmIUNM - The Detroit News Blog


The Detroit News, Oct. 10, 2003. “He has the talent to cover a variety of genres and styles, but his forte is smooth jazz with lots of rich tones and a mellow vibe.” - The Detroit News

"Jerome's Kitchen - Terrill J. Hanna, Date: August, 2006"

Rayse Biggs
For The Love of It
[Horny Records, 2006]
Jerome's Kitchen - Terrill J. Hanna
Date: August, 2006 [14 Tracks 67:14 Total-Spin-Time]

Presenting Rayse Biggs!
Contemporary/Smooth Jazz artist Rayse Biggs brings us a fresh flavored, harmonic, life feeling debut that is definitely a plus from a Trumpeter with an adoring look at Love through music's eyes!

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan.....Rayse's influences of Russell Green, Roy Brooks, Berbies Williams & Marcus Belgrave, as well as Dr. Thomas "Bean" Bowles celebrates a legacy I feel He will bring to refresh the jazz standard. Mr. Biggs has been playing all throughout his life & by celebrating his education & knowledge for the game, comes a staggering CD aimed at giving jazz lovers a look at Love & Life, as seen...or shall I say....blown, right through Rayse's Trumpet!

From "Melodic Breeze" right down to "Memories", there will be no escaping your ears pleasure, once you catch the drift of his directive flow! Track after track, there's an approaching method to suggest...sit back & listen. 'The glass of wine is me!".

Song Selections:
„X -- Melodic Breeze
„X -- Un Da Da
„X -- Love In Your Heart
„X -- Cruisin'
„X -- For The Love Of It
„X -- Smooth
„X -- My Melody
„X -- Urban Safari
„X -- The Teacher
„X -- Happy Walk
„X -- Piece Of Heaven
„X -- Solid
„X -- Tell Me
„X -- Memories
This disc flows without depending on niche sounds. Although there may come a hint or a drop to radio-friendliness, Rayse steps up to the plate & delivers more than one can really bite on!
Its Fresh, Funky & Romantic...to say the least!
These songs are, to me, an anthem of Earthtones. Take for example the melodic chord approach to "Um Da Da" & the given vocal arraangements presented. The beat is funky, but it showcases a rather groove-toned presence of jazz & R&B on a softer scale. Elements of instrumental backings truly brings together this great composition.
For all of those slow jammin', smooth jazz lovers out there, comes exactly what the title suggests. "Smooth" simply lays it on the line: Its getting late! Turn off the lights! Turn on the Stereo & drop in Rayse Biggs! Because he is ready to groove - 'in the night time...
Keep in mind, Rayse plays also the piano, bass guitar & drums! His players consist of 3 background singers & a 5 piece band!
His chops on the brass are supreme throughout each tracks. He displays a riveting soulful sound in the horn he plays & its quite evident he is enjoying the touches he leaves to each song! He plays free style with an traditional improvisational approach I'm sure you'll dig when you catch it!
Catch this one on me! Its highly recommended! In fact, there has to be another project from him cookin' on the stovetop! Has to be!
Stick Around...

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Rayse Biggs
-For The Love Of It
-Mr. B Friends

Kidd Rock
- Kidd Rock
- Rock and Roll Jesus

- Kemistry
- Kemistry II

Gene Dunlap
- Tales of the Phatman

Fred Hammond
- I am Persuaded, Purpose by Design

Geri Allen
- Open All Sides

Was Not Was
- Dad I'm In Jail

Kirk Franklin
- Nu Nation Project

Wendell Harrison
- Dreams of a Love Supreme

Travis Biggs
- Solar Funk

Dave McMurray
- The Dave McMurray Project



Known for his dual horn playing technique, recording artist Rayse Biggs is one of the most dynamic horn players on the scene today. Rayse was born in Detroit, Michigan and reared by some of the greatest jazz artists in the industry. His mentors include Marcus Belgrave, Herbie Williams, Russell Green, Roy Brooks and Dr. Thomas "Bean" Bowles. His musical style is influenced by Clark Terry, Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan. Rayse found his niche in jazz at an early age and participated in Marcus Belgrave's Jazz Development workshop.

It was not long before Rayse began performing with great Motwon recording artists such as Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves. He has also performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Donald Byrd, B.B. King, The Dramatics, Dennis Edwards, Was Not Was, Gene Dunlap, Bob James, Norman Connors, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin and Kem.

Acting is included in his diverse talent's repertoire. He has been featrued in musical plays and major motion pictures such as Collison Course, Chinwindu & the Love Potion, and Scrooge in the Hood. Rayse also received the Theater Excellence Award for his role as "Levi" in the play Ma' Rainey's Black Bottom.

Rayse's experience at performing has given him the unique ability to read an audience and make a connection through the music.

Rayse has a keen ear and owns and operates Wilray Studio, Inc., a full service rehearsal and recording facility in Detroit, Michigan.