May 4, 2021

World Renowned Jazz Funk Musician, Michael Ray, Reflects on Decades with Sun Ra and Kool & The Gang

World Renowned Jazz Funk Musician, Michael Ray, Reflects on Decades with Sun Ra and Kool & The Gang

A renowned international trumpeter Michael Ray is a seasoned jazz-funk musician who has had stellar runs with Patti LaBelle, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, Kool and the Gang, Sun Ra Arkestra, and many other legendary bands. 

  • How Michael Ray's Discography grew to 90+ album credits with Barenaked Ladies, Stanton Moore, Charles Neville, Kool & The Gang, Sun Ra, Jimmy Cliff, and more.
  • How Sun Ra led Michael to Kool & The Gang
  • Listen to Michael reflect on recording award-winning songs.
  • Learn about Michael's band, Cosmic Krewe!


A professional musician for more than forty years, this Trenton, New Jersey native has simultaneously mined every side of the international music scene since the late 1970s playing his supersonic jazz/funk/future trumpet as the Intergalactic Research Tone Scientist with Sun Ra & His Arkestra, prancing around to the funky sounds of tho platinum-selling, stadium-filling, hella killer horn-driven Grammy Award-winning R&B/Funk best-sellers, Kool & the Gang and many other worldwide phenomenons.

Cosmic Krewe

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