|Unidentified symphony gig, c. 2000. Photo watermarked by Ray Charles Foundation.|
|Photos by Mike Miller, c. 2000.|
|Same photo used in Calvin Klein ad, c. 2000.|
|Photo by Jay Silverman, early '00s.|
|Set photos from one of the lottery TV campaigns.|
In Italy (July?):
29 January 2000
Concert with trio at Atlantis Resort and Casino in Nassau (staying over on the 30th).
30 January 2000
Atlantis Paradise Hotel, Nassau BS (Bahamas).
31 January 2000
Symphony gig with trio at concert hall in Fort Worth TX, Vic Vanacore conducting.
16 February 2000
|Photo by Ezio Petersen.|
|With Natalie Cole.|
11 March 2000
12 March 2000
Benefit for Presbyterian Hospital at Waldorf-Astoria.
Then to Shrine Auditorium in LA for 72nd Academy Awards Show, performing Secret Love from the film Calamity Jane (Peter Turre recalls: "Then we hightailed it to the airport to catch a non-stop flight from Milan to LAX [...]. Ray was [...] cleared through customs and immigration immediately, and put on a helicopter to get to the Shrine in downtown LA for rehearsal. We all marveled at how a 70-year-old man could do this [...]"). Also see this.
|With Garth Brooks and Burt Bacharach.|
Concert prob. in Denver; cf. caption to photo:
|Photo by Mark N. Kiryluk (Denver Post), with date stamp "4/6/00" and caption "An Evening Center Stage".|
7 and 8 April 2000
19 May 2000
23 May 2000
30 May 2000
4 June 2000
|Ray Charles and Jazz Fest organizer Frank Malfitano.|
|Photo by Ruth Fremson.|
|Ad for Georgia Music Hall of Fame (July 2000) by Austin Kelley Advertising (Ray;s photo is from the early 1970s).|
|Photos by Bill Greenblatt.|
7 July 2000
Attending his son's graduation at the USC.
12 July 2000
|Raelettes having fun in Lucca. Travel - Lucca, Raelettes, Sitting: Renée Georges, Karen Evans, poss. Tangy Biggers, Tonette McKinney.|
Lucca Summer Festival, Piazza San Marino, Lucca IT.
21 July 2000
22 July 2000
Piazza Castello, Torino IT.
Pula HR (?) (Croatia).
24 July 2000
|With Jean-Pierre Grosz, poss. in Italy around this day.|
29 July 2000
6 August 2000
Video tribute to Nelson Mandela for World Reconciliation Day in Australia; see this.
Memorial Park Open Air (Raymond) Theater, Pasadena CA; tickets at $49,50-$64
23 September 2000
24 September 2000
20 October 2000
30 October to 2 November 2000
|Street poster; part of the Kremlin in the reflection. Photo by Wayne Coniglio.|
5 November 2000
Guesting on a France-Inter radio show in Paris; see this.
22 November 2000
Around these dates in November 2000
Caption: "24 Nov 2000 / Ray Charles and Charles Aznavour at Ray Charles Meets Charles Aznavour In Paris In 2000". Photo by Bertrand Rindoff.
21 December 2000
Okura Hotel, Tokyo JP.
|Unknown occasion & location, c. 2000.|
|Somewhere in France with Antoine Pinilla-Munoz and Jean Pierre Grosz, probably in 2000. See this.|