The Legacy Continues
Ray Sabatello's Bio
  • Born in Queens, New York, and currently residing on Long Island, Ray Sabatello has been a professional musician his entire life. He began his professional career playing guitar and arranging music for many stylistically diverse bands. In the studio he has produced countless recordings for local and regional talent. On the national stage, Ray has been the music director for Grammy nominee, Sophie B. Hawkins and producer/collaborator for blues recording artist Little Mike and The Tornadoes.
  • He is a member of ASCAP as a songwriter and publisher, and received his BFA from CW Post College as a guitar major. He holds a Masters Degree from SUNY Stony Brook and studied vocal composition and choral conducting at The Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Ray has played over 100 musicals as a pit orchestra guitarist. While working at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport N.Y., he met The Coasters who were featured in "Smokey Joe's Cafe." He subsequently played The "Smokey Joe's Cafe" 2014-15 National Tour with The Coasters. After the tour, Veta Gardner hired Ray as music director and guitarist for The Coasters and he has been working for them since February 2015.
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