A NYC-native, pianist Ray Gallon has been a mainstay on the jazz scene for over three decades, with a resume that includes  touring and recording with many legendary jazz masters. Rooted in bebop and blues, his expressive, swingin’ playing melds old and new into a fresh, original style.

Ray’s new trio album “Grand Company” features the illustrious rhythm section of Maestro Ron Carter and Lewis Nash. Recorded at the iconic Van Gelder Studio, the album showcases a mix of Ray's distinctive original compositions along with his fresh perspectives on several classic standards. Bill Charlap, in his liner notes for the CD, calls the album “a milestone”. This special release is available through Cellar Live via Bandcamp and is also available for streaming on all platforms. 

Ray’s 2021 trio album, “Make Your Move”, was greeted with unanimous critical acclaim and features the stellar rhythm section of David Wong and Kenny Washington. Released on Cellar Live, CD order information, reviews, and other links, are available on Ray's Linktr.ee. The album is available on all streaming platforms.

Date Event Location
Tad Shull Quartet Cellar Dog, NYC Cellar Dog, NYC
Mariella Price Trio Winnie's Jazz Bar, New York Winnie's Jazz Bar, New York
John Lang Quartet Cellar Dog, NYC Cellar Dog, NYC
Carolyn Leonhart Trio w Jay Leonhart Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA
Ray Gallon Solo Piano Roxy Hotel, NYC Roxy Hotel, NYC
Ray Gallon Trio LB (Little Branch), NYC LB (Little Branch), NYC
Ray Gallon Solo Piano Roxy Hotel, NYC Roxy Hotel, NYC
Ray Gallon Trio w Paul Gill Café Ornithology , Brooklyn Café Ornithology , Brooklyn
Mariella Price Trio Winnie's Jazz Bar, New York Winnie's Jazz Bar, New York
Ray Gallon Trio Mezzrow, NYC Mezzrow, NYC
 —  — RBH Jazz Camp University of Vermont, Burlington, VT University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
 —  — VJC Jazz Camp Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro, VT Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro, VT
Ray Gallon Trio Roxy Hotel, NYC Roxy Hotel, NYC
Ray Gallon Trio Mezzrow, NYC Mezzrow, NYC
Ray Gallon Trio Cellar Dog, NYC Cellar Dog, NYC
Gallon is a brilliant pianist deeply rooted in the tradition.” - The New York City Jazz Record
WOW!!! . . . Love your work. . . Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to listen to your art!!! ” - Ahmad Jamal
Ray Gallon…extraordinary pianist…talented composer and arranger…” - Ron Carter