Winner of 2 Academy Awards including Best Actor for Jamie Foxx's incredible performance, and Nominated for another 4, including Best Picture, Ray is a truly extraordinary and inspiring story of triumph over adversity. From humble beginnings to international stardom, Ray Charles overcame impossible odds and truly changed the face of music for decades.
Ray Charles with the Voices of Jubilation Choir -
In an exciting move that marked movie history, legendary superstar Ray Charles was joined by the world famous 120-member Voices of Jubilation Gospel Choir of Newark New Jersey for his first ever Christmas Music Special. They are combining their talents in this unprecedented musical showcase not only to entertain but also to spread positive messages to a wide audience. What makes this endeavour so special is that the 12-time Grammy winner Charles has never performed traditional holiday music in a live concert setting. And, of course, Ray Charles brings his own unique jazz/rhythm and blues interpretation to these traditional holiday favourites.
The show includes such favourites as The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), Little Drummer Boy, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, The First Noel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and many more!
Ray Genius A Night For Ray Charles -
A meld of legendary performers and contemporary artists of today that have been influenced by Ray's music, perform in this concert extravaganza. Presented by Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman and Regina King, to honour a true genius with real soul.
This special contains the extended tribute, tracing Ray's rise to stardom through a climate of adversity, and celebrates his major contribution to several generations of music. Together with his longtime friends and co-musicians, Quincy Jones, B.B.King and David "Fathead" Newman, we can reminisce about his true genius life.