The life of Bass Player:Morgan Milner
Ray Brown was born, October 13th 1926 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Ray had become well known in Pittsburgh playing with Jim Hinsley, Snookum Russel. Not long after working with them he met Dizzy Gillespie .
Ray spent 1946-1951 in Dizzy Gillespies Band whom he met many jazz musicians through. It was the meeting of these people who really got his career to the next level.
Ray died July 2nd 2002 after a game of golf he took a nap right before his show that day and died in his sleep.
Ella Fitgerald(his wife who he divorced in 1953 after their careers conflicting with their marriage, however they remained friends and played other often.