Ray Santisi interview

Interviewee biography: 

Jazz pianist and composer Ray Santisi (1933-2014) attended both Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory of Music. From 1957-2004, Santisi was a professor of piano and harmony at Berklee College of Music. He was a guest performer with many notable jazz musicians in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall. Santisi was also the former resident pianist with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra chamber jazz-pop group Wuz. Santisi has been a guest lecturer, teacher, and performer for Berklee on the Road and Berklee International Network tours worldwide. He is the author of Jazz Originals for Piano. Santisi was the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts grants and awards for composition and performance.


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