Bay Burger Jam Session


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Trombonist Ray Anderson (left, photo by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe) and trumpet player Alex Sipiagin (right, photo courtesy of will join the Jam Session on June 12.

By Genevieve Kotz

Trombonist Ray Anderson and trumpet player Alex Sipiagin will join the jam session with the Thursday Night Live Band as part of the Special Guest Series at Bay Burger on Thursday, June 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Anderson, who began playing the trombone in the fourth grade and has been doing so for over three decades, has played in many jazz groups, trios and duos, including the Slickaphonics, BassDrumBone and Alligatory Band. Mr. Anderson has composed nearly 100 tunes and is currently the director of Jazz Studies at Stony Brook University.

Mr. Sipiagin, who was born in Yaroslavl, Russia, has been playing the trumpet since the age of 12 and was first introduced to jazz when he was 15. Mr. Sipiagin has toured throughout Europe and Asia and has recorded 13 solo albums, as well as played on a number of Grammy-winning recordings.

This will be the first time that there will be two guests for the Jam Session Special Guest Series.

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