Contemporary Smooth Jazz Trumpet Player Rayse Biggs Releases Solo Project

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On Saturday, May 20, 2006, Native Detroiter, Smooth Jazz Trumpet Player Rayse Biggs will release his long awaited solo CD "For The Love of It". This innovative musician continues to enchant audiences with his improvisational style.

On Saturday, May 20, 2006 there will be a CD Release party at The Fine Arts Theatre, 2952 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 49201 ~ for the solo release project “For The Love of It” by Rayse Biggs. Doors open at 8PM.

Known for his dual horn playing technique, Rayse Biggs is in a jazzy class of his own. The playing of two horns a (Fluglehorn and Trumpet) during his performance has gained him star status with national and international audiences.

A sought after performer and arranger, Biggs has toured and performed with Detroit's own Kem, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Norman Connors, Aretha Franklin, Dennis Edwards and Temptations Review and many many more.

Even though the horn is his first love, he is an accomplished drummer and pianist. This multi-talented performer sometimes scats and will also throw in a soft-shoe or a few tap dance steps.

Some of the musical influences and mentors that helped to mold and shape his talents include his older brother Travis Biggs, world famous trumpeter Marcus Belgraves, and the late Russell Green and Herbie Williams.

Though his schedule is busy, Rayse also teaches music at The Plymouth Educational Center as well as being owner of Willray Recording and Rehearsal facility located in Detroit.

The CD "For The Love of It" has taken 12 years to complete. The CD features some of Detroit's best musicians, Derek Benford, Carl Holmes, Duke Billingslea, Ron Otis, David Myles and Dave McMurray

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CD is available at Street Corner Music in Southfield, MI or go to


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