Ray Brinker is a professional drummer based in Los Angeles, CA. He received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from North Texas State University and performed as a member of NTSU’s Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band. Upon graduation from NTSU, Ray toured worldwide with jazz high-note trumpet player Maynard Ferguson before moving to the West Coast, where he has become a staple in the Los Angeles studio and performance scene. As a founding, 25-year member of the Tierney Sutton Band, Ray has co-arranged and recorded 11 CDs. The band has garnered six consecutive Grammy Nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”, and Ray has received a Grammy Nomination as co-arranger for “Best Arrangement Accompanying A Vocalist”. Ray is also a member of the Grammy-winning Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band. His performances and recordings include work with greats such as Arturo Sandoval, Michel Legrand and Ray Charles. Among his film and TC credits, Ray Brinker and the Tierney Sutton Band co-wrote, arranged, and performed the score for Clint Eastwood's 2016 film, Sully.