· Jonathan Marin (Groove Collective)

· Kike Arnal

· Kizumba of Bahia

· Krisna Das

· Los Lobos

· MC Yogi

· Mark Whitfield

· Masood Ali Khan

· Matt Moldover

· Mayapuris

· Michael Franti

· Michael Wolf (music director of the Arsenio Hall show)

· Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann

· Mike Gordon

· Modern English

· Muthu Kumar

· Muzz Skillings (Living Colour)

· Nacho Arimany

· Oz Noy

· Particle

· Paul Caldwell / Sean Ivory

· Radhanath Swami

· Reed Mathis

· Reggie Washington

· Richie Havens

· Rob Reddy

· Sharon Gannon

· Shiva Rea

· Shyam Das

· Seb Taylor

· Stephen Perkins

· Steve Gorn

· Steve Kimock

· Steve Reid

· String Cheese Incident

· The Mutaytor

· The Spin Doctors

· Tim LeFebre

· Tony Scher

· Topaz

· Van Romaine (Steve Morse/Dixie Dregs)

· Vijay Iyer

· Wah!

· Walter Kronkite (yeah… really)

· Will Champlin (Grammy award winner)

· Yungchen Lhamo

· Zohar

Electric / Acoustic / Synth Guitar, Fretless Guitar, Bass, Electric Sitar, Percussion, Vocals, Composer, Arranger, Producer,

Musical Director


As a musician versed in many musical styles and cultures, Ray Ippolito has found himself in the roles of performer, teacher, producer, band leader, arranger, music director, composer in the US as well as Japan, Brazil, Nepal, Venezuela, India, Canada  and BURNINGMAN.

He has also performed and/or recorded with such well renown artists as:

· 10,000 Maniacs

· Adam Matta

· Al MacDowell (Ornette Coleman, Public Enemy)

· Alan Parsons Live Project Band

· Alex Grey

· Angelique Kidjo

· Annada Prasanna Pattanaik (Butto)

· Arif Sag

· Arnie Lawrence (Dizzy Gillespie/Miles Davis, founder of the New School of Jazz)

· Atilla Engin

· Azouhouni Adou

· Baba Maal

· Baba Olatunji

· Bettye LaVette

· Blues Travelers

· Brian McKnight

· Catfish

· Charlie Burnham

· Charlie Musslewhite

· Cheb i Sabbah

· Chuck Rainey

· Daniel Pearl

· Daniel Pinchbeck

· Dave Drewitz (Ween)

· Dave Eggar

· David Blaine

· David Newman

· Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls)

· Donna Delory

· Dr. John

· Eddie Henderson

· Eumir Deodato

· Frank Colon (Pat Metheny/Weather Report)

· Future man

· Gaura Vani

· Gilad (Al DiMeola, Olodum)

· Godfrey Townsend

· Graham Haynes

· Gregoire Marret

· Ilhan Ershain (Wax Poetic)

· Jai Uttal

· Jason Corsaro

· Jeff Coffin

· Jim Belushi

· John Avila

· John Kruth

· Jerry Marotta

Playing such venues as: Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden Theater, BB King's, Grand Central Station Earth Day Festival, 2006 Jammys,  Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Telemundo (Latin TV music show), Asayan TV (Tokyo, Japan), Carnival with Kizumba (through the streets of Bahia, Brazil), BURNINGMAN, Turkish and Indian Earthquake Relief Concerts, Tibetan Benefit, North American Choral Group, benefit for Seeds of Peace (Israeli-Palestinian org), at St John the Divine's, committee member/workshop artist for the Palestinian org, committee member/workshop artist for the Bergen County Teen Arts Festival, Adjudicator for the North American Steel Band Competition, Music director for the Turkish Embassy 2003, benefit for Voices in the Wilderness and many others.

Recorded and produced music that has been featured in international dance festivals, several TV networks (A&E, Biography Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and others), VH1's song of the year, and many others...


Studying at such prestigious institutions as Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute (Honors Degree recipient), as well as private studies/lick stealing with Scott Henderson, Wayne Krantz, Harold Blanchard, Atilla Engin, Arnie Lawrence, and Vic Juris, has afforded Ray the well versed knowledge of a formal education that has been the backbone of his music career.

Teaching experience spans private / group lessons, master classes, festivals and industry clinics for Gibson, Steinberger, Alesis, and Pearl, makes his connection to the music industry all the more vast.



Ray currently endorses, thanks, and is contracted to offer his first born to such generous and precious companies as:


Dean Markley Strings         Jerry Jones Guitars         Planet  Waves         Raw Revolution


Goodin Guitars              Windsinger              Sol VItality             D'Addario     Livid Instruments