Meet the Band / Ray Jozwiak

Meet the Band

FYI: pop culture news

April 14, 2005|By Annie Linskey

Meet the Band / Ray Jozwiak

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Ray Jozwiak, piano.

Founded in: September 2003

Style: Jazz / funk

Influenced by: Vince Guaraldi; Frank Zappa; Tony Bennett.

Notable: Jozwiak writes his own music. He has two records out -- the most recent one is called Um, Um, Good!

Quotable: Jozwiak on his style: "I write and I play as though there is a whole band. I tend to play that way. I can be kind of crazy with improvisation, or I can please all the 80-year-olds in the place."

Hear Ray Jozwiak Wednesday at the 13th Floor in Mount Vernon. The music starts at 6 p.m. There is no charge. The 13th Floor is in the Belvedere Hotel, 1 E. Chase St. For more information, call 410-347-0888.

For more information about Jozwiak, visit www.rayjozwiak.com.

Know a local act you'd like to see highlighted here? E-mail the band's contact information to annie.linskey@baltsun .com. To see the archive of profiled artists, visit www.baltimoresun.com / meettheband.

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