Ray Herrmann

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Ray Herrmann
Ray Herrmann performs with Chicago in 2015
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Rock, Jazz, Pop
Instruments Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Composer/Arranger
Years active 1979-present
Labels Little Lamb Music
Associated acts Chicago
Website www.rayherrmann.com

Ray Herrmann is a saxophonist from Chicago, IL. He performs jazz with other artists such as Kathy Ball and Frank Josephs. His music has also been widely heard on The Weather Channel's local on the 8s segment with popular songs such as "Cocoon", "Above the Horizon", "Park Place", "Northern Lights", "Under the Stars", "Tempest Wind" and "Was It You?"

He had been a touring saxophonist with the multi-platinum band, Chicago, occasionally filling in for original saxophonist Walt Parazaider since 2005. Herrmann was promoted to an official member in 2016 as Parazaider's understudy.[1]

Herrmann graduated from the University of North Texas. [2] Before joining the band Chicago, Herrmann was a Los Angeles studio musician performing with Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana.[3]


  1. ^ "Ray Herrmann". www.chicagotheband.com. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rocking out with Ray Herrmann and St. Alphonsus - Archdiocese of Baltimore". archbalt.org. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Musician Finds Joy in Project With Saintly Tones - Catholic New York". www.cny.org. Retrieved 1 August 2017.