From a musical career that started in the streets of Chicago, to tours and concerts, and recording sessions all over the world, Ray Herrmann has time and time again proven himself to be a talented and accomplished musician. As a saxophonist, composer, arranger and musical director, he is among the busiest in the business.
Herrmann’s resume includes concerts performing with Santana, Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston and Bob Dylan. Television performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, American Idol, The Grammy Awards and other TV specials with Bryan Adams, Babyface, Johnny Mathis, Kelly Clarkson and Stevie Wonder, to name just a few. Ray has played on numerous motion picture soundtracks. He has played on albums ranging from rock legends Toto and Allen Toussaint to hip-hop icons Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur to country stars Alan Jackson and LeAnn Rimes to pop divas Gwen Stefani and Christine Aguilera to jazz greats George Benson and Bill Holman.
Ray was also involved with LeAnn Rimes’ Christmas CD, “What a Wonderful World.” Besides performing on the album, Ray also wrote three big band arrangements for the talented singer. You can also hear Ray on the Cee-Lo produced hit “Don’t Cha,” as well as on the Linda Perry produced CD for Christina Aguilera, "Back to Basics". Most recently, Ray has been subbing for Walter Parazaidor on tour with the supergroup Chicago.