The Godfather of Swing Mr Ray Gelato has been taking his special brand of swing, jazz andR&B music all over the world since 1988. This multi-talented singer, saxman, songwriter and

band leader has appeared at festivals, clubs and concert stages from Brazil to New York City.

The legendary Ray Gelato and his band have had an illustrious and very successful career,

             including a long-established residency at London’s world-famous Ronnie Scott’s, where the

band appears every Christmas. This must-see event is always a sell-out.

He has also performed for the late HM The Queen (twice), opened for Robbie Williams at the

Albert Hall, and was chosen to play at Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding. Ray is very proud to

number Van Morrison among his many fans .

The band have played most of the top jazz festivals including Montreal , The Lincoln Centre

in New York and numerous appearances at Umbria Jazz in Italy . Ray has also played some of

the most prestigious clubs in the world including Birdland in New York and The Blue Note in

Milan .

Highlights of 2023 included concerts at The Blue Note in Milan , Umbria Jazz’s 50th

anniversary , Ronnie Scott’s and Umbria Winter Jazz .

We will have a brand new album due for release in 2024 recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s .

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Ray Gelato Giants

The band has 10 albums to their name and continue to work at sold out venues all over the world.

"Not for nothing is Gelato known as The Godfather of Swing, a sheer delight" - Daily Telegraph
"Awesome band"- Van Morrison
"He plays what he means and he means what he plays"- Jools Holland

Line up : 
Ray Gelato - Vocals and Tenor Sax 
Danny Marsden - Trumpet 
Andy Rogers - Trombone 
Olly Wilby - Tenor and Alto sax 
Gunther Kurmayr- Piano 
Manuel Alvarez- Double Bass 
Ed Richardson - Drums