Cam Ray is one of North Florida’s most sought-after pianists for both solo and group settings. His diverse styles range from Classical to Jazz and Broadway to Motown, keeping his keyboard playing in high demand.
Cam studied classical music for 12 years when he then began studying jazz. He has scored top ratings at numerous National Piano Guild competitions for classical piano as well as received many scholarships and awards for jazz piano. Cam graduated from the University of North Florida in 2002 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies and Piano Performance. After college, Cam became the instrumental director at Christ’s Church Mandarin for 3 years.
Cam has been playing professionally in the Southeast for 20 years and has also been a private music teacher for 15. He has performed in many different venues in varied settings from solo piano to 17-piece big bands and off-Broadway pit orchestras. Cam has played keyboards for the off-Broadway productions of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Producers," "Hairspray," "The Rat Pack," and "A Chorus Line." He also has appeared on 4 Big Band Themed cruises in the Caribbean with the Les DeMerle Big Band, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele. In 2006 Cam had the privilege of performing with the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin and most recently was the opening entertainment for "Earth, Wind, and Fire."