Frederick James McCray
Ambient Piano from Salt Lake City, UT
Frederick James McCray, also known as Salt Lake City’s “best-kept secret” by those that have been fortunate enough to discover his amazing talent, performs with an unparalleled passion that’s contagious to anyone listening to him. His engaging style of music is the cumulative result of the jazz, blues, and gospel music surrounding him while growing up in the outskirts of the “Big Easy”, New Orleans. Frederick’s artistry is displayed with a playful approach, which keeps the listener very attentive to where he’s taking the music. The creative spontaneity produced with such a soulful feeling will touch the listener in such a way as to make them just FEEL GOOD. Frederick has performed extensively as a soloist nationally & internationally over the past 30 years for Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, Night Clubs & Five Star Diamond Lodges/Hotels such as entertaining at the acclaimed Sunday Jazz Brunch and Apres Ski at Stein Eriksen’s Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah for 13 years to performing for the Olympic Committee during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He’s performed at “Top of the Pops” in London, England and at the Valentino Jazz Country Inn in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and also the Silahis International Hotel in Manilla, Philippines. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival for the awards ceremonies hosted by Variety Magazine and also the Fidelity Investments Park City Jazz Festival in 2004. He’s been a regular performer over the years at the House of Blues in New Orleans for the WWOZ Piano Night. Frederick’s versatility and unique style would lend ambiance to any event and his repertoire includes classic standards of the century.