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Sun, 08 Oct


Genting Casino

Ray Gelato & The Giants

OUR 2023 HEADLINE SHOW - PRESENTED BY GENTING CASINO, WESTCLIFF The Godfather of Swing, Mr Ray Gelato, returns to the Southend Jazz Festival, with his all-swinging, high energy show. One of the most popular entertainers on the UK Jazz scene and beyond!

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Ray Gelato & The Giants
Ray Gelato & The Giants

Time & Location

08 Oct 2023, 20:00

Genting Casino, Western Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7QY, UK

About the event

The Godfather of Swing Mr Ray Gelato has been taking his special brand of swing, jazz and  R&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. 

Ray and his world class band The Giants deliver a high energy show that never fails to get a  crowd on its feet. The band perform with the highest level of musicianship with The Giants horn  section being acclaimed as one of the finest in the business. 

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. In addition 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 .

Dining & Show-only tickets are available direct from Genting Casino, Westcliff: 01702 352919

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