Ray Marchica

Ray Marchica is one of the most diverse drummers in New York City. He is the leader of his own group, and freelances in all different types of settings. Ray is a graduate of Brooklyn College where he studied percussion with Morris Lang, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Performance. He has recorded with James Brown, Little Richard, Dan Hartman, and Earl Klugh. He was the drummer on The Rosie O’Donnell TV. Show for it’s entire run, where he performed with: Phil Collins, Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Cher, Marc Anthony, Robert Palmer, Jennifer Holiday, Chaka Kahn, and Neil Diamond to name a few of the many guests that appeared on the show. He is a member of The Mike Longo New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, and The Gary Morgan Pan Americana Big Band. Ray has toured with guitar greats Roy Buchanan, and Johnny Winter. He has also worked and toured with Bernadette Peters, Shirley Bassey, Michael Feinstein, Betty Buckley, and Jimmy Webb. He was the drummer for the Broadway productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Damn Yankees, and The Will Rogers Follies. He is currently the drummer for Mamma Mia.



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