Michael Ray is a trumpeter known for his work with the Sun Ra Arkestra and Kool and the Gang, as well as for leadership of his own ensemble, Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe. In addition to his work as a performer, he worked with his friend and Kool and the Gang bandmate Clifford Adams to  promote music education. Ray credits his teachers and mentors at Junior 2 and Trenton High School, including Tommy Grice and Tom Passarella, with providing the foundation for his music career.

Cosmic Krewe website

Billboard biography