Michael Ray & Cosmic Krewe to Reunite During JazzFest
Longtime Kool & the Gang member and Sun Ra protege Michael Ray will reunite his Cosmic Krewe for a late-night set during JazzFest. The performance will take place at New Orleans’ Cafe Istanbul on May 3. In addition to Ray on trumpet, this incarnation of the Cosmic Krewe will bring together Dr. James “Jimbo” Walsh (bass),
Dan Caro (drums), Ian Cunningham (guitar), Loren Pickford (keys), Michael Skinkus (percussion), Jeff Albert (trombone) and Janna Saslaw (flute). Additional special guests are expected.
Ray also has a long history with Phish and was a member of the Cosmic Country Horns. The Cosmic Krewe have not performed together since before Hurricane Katrina in 2005.