Acoustic and electric bassist Phil Ravita is a freelance musician based in Baltimore, Maryland performing all genres of music in ensembles including orchestras, big bands, theater bands, quartets, trios and duos.

Phil is a member of the musician's unions in Baltimore and New York as well as a member of The Baltimore Music Club, The Baltimore Composer’s Forum and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance.

When not leading his own Jazz band Ravita has shared the stage with guest artists who include Claudio Roditi and Gabrielle Goodman, Diane Hoffman, Joyce Scott, Charlene Cochran, Ruby Glover Scott Wenholdt and Steve Wilson.

His composition “Hard at Work” was featured at the 2006 showcase sponsored by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance in conjunction with the Baltimore Composer’s Forum and his compositions “In the Back Door” and “Blue Sunshine" received Honorable Mention in the 14th Annual Billboard International Song Contest.

Phil's compositions appear on the CDs Baltimore Jazzscapes and Baltimore Jazzscapes II.

Phil is available for private lessons and master classes. For more information E-mail or phone.

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On September 2013, the Baltimore Jazz Alliance's held it's second Jazz Composer's Showcase, I was interviewed by Oswald S Copeland about the presentation of my Original composition "Sepia".
I was interviewed by "The Diamond Back", the University of Maryland's Independent Student newspaper about my work with the University's Jazz Band as well as about the late saxophonist Frank Wess. Read the article...
Jazzscapes II
My composition "A Kiss Goodbye" appears on The Baltimore Jazz Alliance's second compilation CD showcasing local jazz artists performing standards to original contemporary jazz
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My trio appears on the CD Baltimore Jazzscapes, The Baltimore Jazz Alliance's first compilation CD performing my original song "Ahamay".
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