Welcome to raynelson.net. Take a moment to browse this site and get to know Ray Nelson, a dynamic musician who is in high demand as both a "legit" and "commercial" trumpet player. Having recorded for motion picture, television, and radio, Ray has toured across the country and has made over 350 national television appearances, including Good Morning America, The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, The Other Half (with Dick Clark), Good Morning Arizona, and The Home Shopping Network.

A sought after teacher and clinician, his performance credits include the San Diego Symphony (one year), the Phoenix Symphony, Ballet Arizona, Music Theater of Arizona, Phoenix Theater, Arizona Theater Company, the Phoenix Symphony Brass Quintet, Banff Center for the Arts Faculty Brass Quintet, the Fiesta Brass, and the Arizona Brass. Ray has also performed with the Manhattan Transfer, the Temptations, the Miracles, Doc Severinsen, Taste of Honey, Peaches & Herb, Heatwave, Deniece Williams, GQ, the Manhattans, the Delfonics, Esteban, Malo, Steve Allen, Suzanne Somers, and Debbie Reynolds.

     









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