Trumpeter Ray Vega is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Mario Bauza, and Luis "Perico" Ortiz. Ray has performed and recorded with an invariable who’s who of jazz including Joe Henderson, Poncho Sanchez, The Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, The Mingus Big Band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Paul Simon.

Pre-concert talk at 7:00.