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b : February 25, 1915 in Boston (USA)
d: late 1950 in New York (USA)
Swing jazz violon and alto saxophone player.
Brother of drummer [a=Bay Perry] and saxophonist Joe Perry.
Ray Perry first began studying violin in a classical music context, then at the age of twenty took up the saxophone.
He was very much influenced by [a=Stuff Smith] and was the one of the first musicians to use amplified violin in the 40s.
He has played with Chick Carter, Blanche Calloway and [a=Lionel Hampton] from 1940 to 1943.