Featuring: THE PHIL RANELIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Exploring some of Freddie’s classic compositions and Ranelin’s own “Freddie’s Groove” written in honor of the legendary Trumpeter
Phil Ranelin - Trombone
Pablo Calogero - Reeds
Jacob Scesney - Reeds
Aneesa Al-Musawwir - Bass
Mahesh Balasooriya - Piano
Don Littleton - Drums
$20 Cover, Students with ID $10 - Doors Open at 7PM, SHOWTIME: 8:30PM
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood CA 90028
“Phil Ranelin is one of my favorite trombone players on the scene today. He has his own unique style and a warm attractive sound."Freddie Hubbard
About Phil Ranelin
Ranelin was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He grew up with childhood friend, Freddie Hubbard, and performed on four of Hubbard’s albums including the 1980 album, MISTRAL, Japan’s #1 Jazz record of the year. He is loved and respected around the globe as a diehard, straight-ahead trombonist of the J.J. Johnson tradition, former Freddie Hubbard sideman and as co-founder of Detroit’s famed TRIBE Records. Ranelin has studied and played with some of the most highly respected Jazz and classical educators in the business, including professors David N. Baker, Nathan Davis, Bunky Green, Larry Ridley, Dr. Louis Smith and Donald Byrd (with whom in 1976 he received the key to the city of Detroit).
Ranelin’s Jazz performance credits include: Marcus Belgrave, Roy Brooks, Norman Connors, Teddy Edwards, Ella Fitzgerald, Tootie Heath, Harold McKinney, Art Pepper, Freddie Redd, Vi Redd, James Spaulding, Sarah Vaughan, Gerald Wilson and Freddie Hubbard. As a leader, Ranelin has shared the bill with Stanley Clarke, Christian McBride, Les McCann, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Smith, O.C. Smith, Leon Thomas and McCoy Tyner. Ranelin has appeared at many Jazz festivals around the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Vera Cruz Muestra International Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Atlantic City Jazz Festival, Montreux Detroit, Kool Jazz, Indiana Black Expo, the Newport Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Jazz At Drew, USC Spectrum LA Jazz, the UCLA Jazz & Reggae Festival and The World Stage Jazz Festival. In addition to Phil’s Jazz credits, from the 1960’s through the 1980’s, Ranelin’s trombone was part of numerous R&B, Blues and Pop groups, including, The Staple Singers, James Brown, Joe Simon, Teddy Pendergrass,B.B. King, Bootsey’s Rubber Band and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. From 1969 through 1974, Ranelin worked at Detroit’s Motown Records both as a tour musician and studio musician, touring and/or recording with Michael Jackson, The Jackson Five, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, and Stevie Wonder.
A Los Angeles resident since 1977, Ranelin has been designated by official resolutions as a “Rare and Valuable Cultural Treasure” by several legislative bodies.