University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Professor Ray Vega

Ray Vega

Senior Lecturer in Music

Ray Vega, Senior Lecturer in Music, is a trumpeter, percussionist, arranger, jazz educator, and one of the country's leading jazz and Latin jazz musicians.

A native of the South Bronx, Vega has been a featured performer in the bands of such Latin jazz greats as Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, and Mongo Santamaria and has performed or recorded with such jazz and Latin jazz legends as Joe Henderson, Lionel Hampton, Mel Torme, Paquito D'Rivera, and Eddie Palmieri. Vega will move to the Burlington area with his family this summer.

Vega's trumpet style "... imparts the best in his forefather's traits: the crisp, intellectual delivery of Freddie Hubbard, the passionate fortitude of Kenny Dorham, the clean precision of Woody Shaw, and the romantic depth of Chet Baker and Art Farmer," according to the Web site allaboutjazz.com.

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