Posts Tagged ‘Freddie Ravel’


11:00am – 4:00pm: Environmental Expo

2pm: Chris Lightfoot

Chris Lightfoot began 2011 with a sold out show at the Roxy, and hasn’t slowed down since, releasing his debut album “The Present Future”; playing shows with his band The Tribe at various local venues (The Viper Room, Key Club, V Lounge, others); and building a loyal fan base on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade. He’s already released his first single off his sophomore album which is creating a buzz. His unique style is the result of diverse musical influences such as Prince, John Mayer and Lenny Kravitz. “My dad was a professional drummer in the early days of Motown, so I got the funk and soul from him, but my Mom is a total rocker.”

3pm: Freddie Ravel

Bridging his distinguished career from the international music icons to the visionary business leaders of our time, TUNE UP to success® founder Freddie Ravel has emerged as a global force for empowering personal and professional growth through Music. His number one hits and collaborations include producing, recording and composing with such diverse luminaries as Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Jarreau, Madonna, Prince, Yo-Yo Ma, Quincy Jones, the Boston Pops and rock legend, Carlos Santana.

4pm: Paul Brown

Two decades into a multi-faceted career marked by dynamic explorations of the possibilities of contemporary jazz and R&B, two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Brown keeps his grooving momentum going with an amped-up visit to The Funky Joint—his sixth solo album. The guitarist and composer’s eagerly anticipated new collection features performances by many of the artists that he has produced or played with over the years, including Boney James, Bob James, Euge Groove, Marc Antoine, Bob Baldwin and Darren Rahn.

5pm: Ambrosia

In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles, came together to create a new invigorating style of music. Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of such English acts as Yes and King Crimson, Ambrosia quickly attracted the collaboration of such cultural icons as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Alan Parsons. They’ve garnered 5 Grammy Nominations and 5 Top-40 hit singles, including How Much I Feel, Holdin’ On To Yesterday, Biggest Part of Me, and You’re the Only Woman (You & I).

Saturday, September 28, 2013

West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, California 90230

June 3, 2012 | 4 to 8 PM
Features Freddie Ravel’s TuneUP to Music Celebration and other featured artists

Launching our 2012 summer season is keyboardist extraordinaire, FREDDIE RAVEL featuring stellar guest artists and a world-class ensemble.

The L.A. Times writes: “Ravel masterfully blends jazz textures, rock energy & tropical rhythms,” acknowledging a career that spans two decades across six continents with such icons as Earth, Wind & Fire, Sergio Mendes, Madonna, the Boston Pops and Rock legend, Carlos Santana.

Universal Music released the L.A. native’s three top-charting solo albums including the #1 hit in America, “Sunny Side Up” while his upcoming book “If Music Could Speak”, and subsequent CD are to be released Fall 2012.
Awarded the title “Motivational Maestro” by the City of Los Angeles along with accolades ranging from Prince, Madonna, Santana and The Boston Pops to NASA and Apple, Freddie combines his number-one hits and Grammy nominated recordings with his renowned Tune UP to Success programs, bringing the power of music to enhance everyday life.

This “TuneUP to Music Celebration” will also feature the sultry saxophone master, Everette Harp, the renowned, 12-piece band, BERN, and CSUN’s Enderman Quintet. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.
Everette Harp

From his TV appearances on the ”TONIGHT Show”, ”American Idol” and the ”GRAMMY Awards Show” to his recordings with such iconic artists as Quincy Jones, Babyface, Carole King, Billy Joel, Michael Bolton and Alicia Keys, Everette Harp’s brilliant saxophone playing always leaves listeners entranced with his unmistakable soulful signature sound.
His chart topping albums include: “For the Love”, “All for You”, “In the Moment”, “My Inspiration” and his latest, “First Love”. This Houston native is sure to bring his musical mastery to you for an unforgettable set that will leave you “Tuned UP” like no other.

BERN, a 12-piece supercharged funk band, was created out-of a desire to emerge from the studio and get out and play groove music live in public. With four lead vocalists boasting strong harmonies, and leads, a tight horn section and a fat & ferociously groovin’ rhythm section made up of some of the edgeiest players the city has ever heard, BERN has become a scorching 70’s funk musical phenomenon that is taking the city of Los Angeles by storm. Utilizing the same fervor, they also merge other genres of music, mixing that funk with rock and latin edges, while always bringing a strong blend of nostalgia and “now”!

Endermen is a 5 piece band composed of some of the finest “young lions” on the west coast jazz scene. Their music is highly creative and easily approachable while including all musical genre’s in their creative process. Endermen believes strongly in a “group identity” and that the group is only possible when all members are present, this concept has allowed the group to become unbridled and unbounded by categorization.

Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, California 91367  (Los Angeles)


NAMM 2012, one of the world’s largest international pro audio tradeshows, is to take place from January 19-22nd at the Anaheim Convention Centre, California.

With more than 1,400 exhibitors taking to the floor, the NAMM 2012 show provides an ideal opportunity to experience the latest in pro audio technology and innovation, as well as offering the perfect platform for industry networking and maximising your company’s exposure.

There will also be some shows for smooth jazz fans:

Freddie Ravel and his trio will be presented by the Josef Brodmann Piano Company from Austria.
Friday Jan 20 noon – 12:30 and 5:30pm – 6 pm.

Gregory Wachter will also be playing live on 1-21-2012 at the NAMM show with an All-Star band.
Gary Stanionis – percussion – Tony Moore – drums -Brad Rambur – sax & guitar – James East – bass
Elan Trotman – sax – Mike Parlett – sax -Eddie Baccus Jr. – sax.

Also on the trade show are Roger Smith,  Tony Exum Jr, Jason Miles, Quintin Gerard W. A good chance to meet your favorite artist.

New Venue, More Music , More Wineries, More Vendors!

With over eighteen acts over the weekend and over ten wineries offering a unique wine tasting experience we are one of California’s largest wine and music events. Don’t miss the concert event of the year in Temecula’s wine country. Our venue location at Vail Lake RV Resort is within an hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernadino counties. Come and enjoy a weekend of music, wine, and community support.

All in support of All From The Heart benefiting Military Families in need of assistance The Temecula Wine and Music Festival is one of the most prestigious music events in the Temecula Valley. With it’s mix of Pop, Jazz and R & B artists coupled with the atmosphere of Temecula’s venue Vail Lake Resort, this will be an event you don’t want to miss! Along with this great experience, we will also be benefiting The Southern California All From The Heart – Supporting Military Families in need of assistance.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 – 11:00 am

Wine & Music Festival, Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Hwy 79 S, Temecula, California 92591


The global community’s unprecedented desire for greater inter-connectivity coupled with Music’s ancient role to inspire and uplift humanity continue to be the perfect climate for GRAMMY- nominated Keyboardist, Speaker and Founder of Tune Up to Success, Freddie Ravel.

Utterly captivated by Music since age 5, Freddie began performing worldwide with Brazilian master Sergio Mendes at age 23, where Universal Music discovered and subsequently released three top charting, fiery and sensual solo albums: Midnight Passion, Sol to Soul and Freddie Ravel featuring the #1 single in America, “Sunny Side Up”.

In June 2009, Freddie accepted a personal invitation from rock legend Carlos Santana to join his band. Recent performances include the very first “rock residency” in Las Vegas, a European Tour, the recording of Santana’s soon-to-be-released album and the upcoming 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Preparing yet another thrill ride for his many fans, Freddie is set to launch his fourth album and a DVD/book  in 2010, a stunning blend of Dance, Romance, Hip Hop and Flamenco and a very special surprise.

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