New York based drummer and composer and the leader of several groups including the quartet Dirigo Rataplan featuring Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax), Michael Formanek (double bass) and Dave Ballou (trumpet).
"Gray is a talented composer who has written some memorable themes for the quartet to improvise around. Intelligent, challenging, but ultimately enjoyable music skilfully played by 4 leading exponents."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
An intriguing evening of music making that once again mixed genres at a whim. Ian Mann on the latest edition of Trish Clowes' Emulsion Festival, w. guest musicians Alexander Hawkins & Percy Pursglove.
Ian Mann enjoys the Jazz Alley and Charity Swing Party events at the Market Hall with performances by Wonderbrass, Tarion, Rebelinx and The Electric Swing Circus.