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Barbara Ray left a comment for Charlene
"Hi, Charlene: Why don't you come out to Cioppino Restaurant Saturday March 15th. Strip District at Railroad and 23rd Street. Time is 7pm until 11pm.  We always have a great time there jamming with Roger Barbour Jazz Band.  But…"
Mar 13
Barbara Ray is attending Roger Barbour Sr's event

Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet at Strip District

March 15, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm
Hello once again jazz fans. This week we will be playing at Cioppino's Restaurant in the Strip District, which is one of my favorite spots. With me will be Tim Jenkins on keyboard, Vince Taglieri on drums, Kevin Barefoot on bass and Barbara Ray (Ms "B") on vocals along with other jazz musicians and vocalists with occasionally drop in. Hope to see you all there.  RogerSee More
Mar 13
Charlene and Barbara Ray are now friends
Nov 17, 2013
Barbara Ray commented on Roger Barbour Sr's event Roger Barbour Jazz Qurtet
"We had a fantastic time at Cioppino's in the Strip District .. come by and join us this evening November 16th at Railroad Street and 23rd from 7pm to 11pm... we'll be jamming!"
Nov 16, 2013
Barbara Ray is attending Roger Barbour Sr's event

Roger Barbour Jazz Qurtet at Strip District

November 16, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm
Hi Folks, Thanks again for supporting my band the "Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet' last Saturday at Cioppino's in the Strip District. House was packed again & had a great time We'll be there again this  Saturday( November 16th) featuring Tim Jenkins on piano, Vince Taglieri on drums, Kevin Barefoot on bass, myself Roger on trumpet & Barbara Ray "Ms "B" (vocals)See More
Nov 16, 2013
Barbara Ray commented on Roger Barbour Sr's event Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet
"We had a great time last time and looking forward to it being even better ...  Cioppino - 2350 Railroad St - PA 15222 Saturday, November 9th - 7pm until 11pm .. No Cover Charge.  Come on out .. we will be jamming.""
Nov 8, 2013
Barbara Ray is attending Roger Barbour Sr's event

Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet at Strip District

November 9, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm
Hi Jazz Friends, Thanks for coming out to support me at Cioppino's Restaurant last week. Had a great gig and owners booked us again for Nov 9th    Show stsrts at 7pm and we will be jammin" again up till 11pm   With me will be Tim Jenkins on piano, Vince Taglieri on drums, Kevin Barefoot on bass, and dynamic soul and pop singer Barbara Ray (Ms "B" on vocalsSee More
Nov 6, 2013
Barbara Ray is attending Roger Barbour Sr's event

Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet at Strip District

October 19, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm
Hi Jazz Fans, Join us this Saturday, October 19th as we perform for the first at a beautiful restaurant called "Cioppino" located in the strip district. Tim Jenkins will be on piano, Kevin Barefoot on bass,Vince Taglieri on drums, myself Roger on trumpet and flugelhorn, and dynamic blues and pop singer Barbara Ray "Ms "B" on vocals. We'll be jammin" 7pm till 11pmSee More
Oct 19, 2013
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""Ms. BB and me Ms. B  are now sweet memories ... along with Rob. Fox  and Keith are still with me.  Roger Casperson plays Sax with us and Ken Lamison on guitar.  As time goes on .. that will be our song -- "We A Long…"
Sep 26, 2013
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"Thanks for the comment Ms Barbara Ray ( my blues Lady) , we had a good time and saw folks we had not seen in awhile. My friend who gave me the gig 's mom was in town from LA, we went to the first grade together. She is Japanese and taught us…"
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Kevin Hurst, Sr. left a comment for Barbara Ray
"Thanks for the encouraging words Barb. Actuall I had a gig in Harrisburg at a longtime friend /[ former musician bandmate's ]sister and husbands restaurant. They prefer soft 'dinner' music but wanted us to 'turn it out' LOL.…"
Sep 18, 2013
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Aug 13, 2013
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Roger Barbour Jazz Trio at Emsworth Pa

August 17, 2013 from 8pm to 11pm
Join us at CAFE NOTTE in Emsworth on Saturday August 17th. I will be using my Jazz trio featuring Tim Jenkins on Piano, Vince Taglieri, Myself Roger Barbour on Trumpet and Flugelhorn, and the dynamic blues and pop singer Barbara Ray on vocals. Also musician friends are always welcome to come and set in on a song or two.  See you thereSee More
Aug 13, 2013
Barbara Ray is attending Roger Barbour Sr's event

Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet at Carnegie Pa

August 18, 2013 from 3pm to 4:30pm
My Jazz Quartet will be performing at the Third Street Gallery in Carnegie on Sunday August 18th at 3pm.   Featured will be Mark Strickland on piano and guitar, Vince Taglieri on drums, Miles Jackson on bass, Myself Roger on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Barbara Ray on vocals. This is one of the monthly concerts sponsored by the gallery.  A great Sunday event.   Adm. $15See More
Aug 13, 2013
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Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet at Cultural District

August 14, 2013 from 8pm to 11pm
Hi Folks,  My jazz quartet will be returning to NOLA ON THE SQUARE on Wednesday, August 14th featuring Mark Strickland on Piano, Bob Insko on bass, Vince Taglieri on drums,  and myself Roger Barbour on Trumpet, Flugelhorn, and a few vocals. Hope to see you all there.  "We be Jammin"See More
Aug 13, 2013

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Favorite website
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0uOKCHAY30
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Roger Barbour, Dr. Harrison, Kenny Blake, Roger Humphries, Lou Brock, Jose Taylor and many more.
Favorite Jazz Radio or media station
90.5 DUQ
Favorite Pittsburgh Jazz Venue
Cabaret - CJ's
About Me:
For most of my life I've been singing Blues, Jazz and R&B. I now seek to take my talent more seriously as performer in this wonderful world of music.

It's been a great privilege and pleasure to sing along the side of many Pittsburgh's greatest musicians, and I hope to continue that relationship.

Most of all I am thankful to my Creator and for all those that have been and will continue to be supportive of me in my pursuit to keep alive the music of my era that was filled with so much love. .

Please take the time to view my video in the Website above and hear 4 of my songs on the Website below.
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At 11:21pm on September 18, 2013, Kevin Hurst, Sr. said…

Thanks for the comment Ms Barbara Ray ( my blues Lady) , we had a good time and saw folks we had not seen in awhile. My friend who gave me the gig 's mom was in town from LA, we went to the first grade together. She is Japanese and taught us much about respect  by examples , her family sacrificed the most for us to play in a band when I grew up. We played very well and the interplay was amongst neighborhood friends and was very much welcomed. I thought I would be kinda rusty as I have not played or sat in since early 2012 in Pittsburgh. Definitely miss the Pittsburgh scene but I will be back, I did get deep enough LOL- kev

 

At 10:08pm on September 17, 2013, Kevin Hurst, Sr. said…

Thanks for the encouraging words Barb. Actuall I had a gig in Harrisburg at a longtime friend /[ former musician bandmate's ]sister and husbands restaurant. They prefer soft 'dinner' music but wanted us to 'turn it out' LOL. I used another longtime associate Hasid Stevenson who is a virtuoso jazz guitarist but playes many styles. he played mainly keyboard and  some guitar with his own soundtracts. His twin brother Burnie showed up and played killer bass lines solos and we took it up a notch as I mainly play jazz and blues. This same triumvirate has been playing together since high school ( 40 years) but not as much the last twenty years or so just sitting in with them as they have their own thing. Would love to bring them to Pittsburgh, Burnie has played there and loved it. Still waiting for that full time job in Pgh to come through.- kev

 

At 10:16pm on August 6, 2013, Kevin Hurst, Sr. said…

Yeah Barb I had tried to get to that vocal jam @ Lawrenceville for some time. I am working in Harrisburg since June and await something full time to materialize in Pittsburgh or Harrisburg. Some part timethings have come up and I have some opportunities to play my own limited gig in Harrisburg. Glad to here about the new family addition and from you in general. Take care , I am OK and plan to be back in Pittsburgh - love you sister- kev

 

At 10:49pm on June 27, 2012, MICHAEL GIULIANOS BLUE ENIGMA said…

YES I KNEW EL RAY MY BROTHER USE 2 BE HIS DRUMMER

At 2:31am on May 15, 2012, Raymond Ratiliff Jr. said…

Thank you!  Barbara for thinking of me again, sorry I could not make as my daughter had a graduation ceremony that weekend but please keep me posted of your events so that I can check you out in the future!  

                                                               Truly,

                                                                             Raymond Ratliff Jr.  

At 10:33pm on June 23, 2011, Aubrey Bruce said…
Hey Barbara, I am OK now (healthwise) let's meet ASAP.
At 8:38pm on June 2, 2011, Ms Taylor P Collins said…
Barbara the honor is truly all mine and you have made me smile today..I hope the music put a smile on your heart..God bless!
At 5:51pm on June 2, 2011, Ms Taylor P Collins said…
Thank you for your friendship Barbara..hope to get back there soon..my son lives in Philly..God Bless and enjoy a couple of videos..thanks again!   http://youtu.be/pGch3sTUUas  and http://youtu.be/S9BhdPp5EyA
At 8:18am on June 2, 2011, Plugged Music Distribution said…

Thanks for finding us and friendship Barbara.  

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At 6:19am on June 2, 2011, Stan Pope said…

Hi Barbara

nice to connect with you here,

Best

Stan

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