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Ray Conniff
Conniff in 1979
Background information
Birth name Joseph Raymond Conniff
Also known as Jay Raye
Born (1916-11-06)November 6, 1916
Attleboro, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died October 12, 2002(2002-10-12) (agedĀ 85)
Escondido, California, U.S.
Genres Big band
Occupations Composer, Conductor
Instruments Trombone, vocals

Joseph Raymond Conniff, better known as Ray Conniff, was an American bandleader. He worked with many musicians, including Rosemary Clooney and Johnny Mathis. He created the Ray Conniff Singers (representing twelve women and thirteen men) around 1959; the group lasted until mid 1970s. Conniff was born November 6, 1916 and died October 12, 2002.


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