Jazz One | May 25
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Jazz music in Baltimore
This group of professional musicians, Tim Powell on Saxophone, Tim Powell on Saxophone, Caesar Ulsano on Trumpet, Greg Small on Piano, Phil Ravita on Bass, and Nuc Vega on Drums, have performed together for the last 10 years.
Acoustic and electric bassist Phil Ravita is a freelance musician based in the DC/ Baltimore area performing all genres of music in ensembles including orchestras, big bands, theater bands, quartets, trios and duos. Phil is a faculty member at Prince Georges Community College and the College of Southern Maryland. He is a member of the musician's unions in Washington DC, Baltimore and New York as well as a member of The Baltimore Composers Forum and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance.
When not leading his own Jazz band Ravita has shared the stage with guest artists who include Bobby Shew, Jimmy Heath, Claudio Roditi, Gabrielle Goodman, Diane Hoffman, Joyce Scott, Ruby Glover Scott Wenholdt and Steve Wilson. He also appears regularly in DC accompanying other guest artists.
His composition “Hard at Work” was featured at the composers showcase sponsored by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance in conjunction with the Baltimore Composers Forum. His piece Sepia was featured in the Baltimore Jazz Alliance's second Jazz Composer's Showcase. His compositions “In the Back Door” and “Blue Sunshine" received awards in the 14th Annual Billboard International Song Contest.