|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 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 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 Composer’s 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.
Phil is the President of Maryland Area College Music association.
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