Vinny and Ray performs hardcore salsa, merengue, cumbia, timba, cha cha’s and latin jazz. Vinny and Ray is the hottest latin band in Connecticut. Their CD is being sold throughout the US as well as Europe. They are highly known in New York and Connecticut. They performed with Tito Puente, Jose Alberto, Ray Barreto and groupo Fasinacion, etc.
In 2004 they won an Independent award for best original latin song titled “Rumba en el Barrio”. In 2006 Vinny and Ray won an achievement award in Hartford, CT along with Eddie Palmieri and Jose Feliciano.
In the early 90’s they were known as Orquesta Presion performing all through New York boroughs. They also performed in Boston, Virginia and Washington D.C. and CT. Today they are known as Vinny and Ray. They have incredible talent; Vinny sings, plays trumpet, flute and percussion. Ray plays timbales, congas and bongos.
Vinny and Ray has a salsa band consisting of 9 members and a latin jazz band consisting of 7 members.
In 2004 Vinny and Ray released their first CD under Ardel Records label titled “Only the Beginning”. The CD includes salsa, merengue, mambo, instrumental ballads; some of the songs are “Historia De Un Amor”, “Mama Guela”, “En Mi Viejo San Juan”, “Hello”, “What You Won’t Do For Love”. Vinny and Ray are currently working on their second CD which will be titled “Two Of A Kind”.
Vincent Perez (Trumpet, Congas),
Ray Perez (Timbales,drums,congas,Bon),
Victor Ramos (Piano)