Artist

Ralph Fava

RALPH FAVA IS A GRADUATE OF BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC,BOSTON, MASS. WITH A DEGREE IN JAZZ COMPOSITION AND ARRANGING. HE IS OWNER OF THE LOCKPORT MUSIC CENTER CELEBRATING THEIR 30 ANNIVERSARY OF MUSIC EDUCATION  AND RETAIL SALES SERVICING ALL OF WESTERN NEW YORK.


HE HAS PERFORMED AND STUDIED WITH LORNE LOFSKY, GENE BERTICINI, MARK ELF, TOMMY TEDESCO, BOBBY JONES, BOBBY MILITELLO AND A HOST OF OTHERS. PAST YEARS HAVE INCLUDED PERFORMING AT THE LEWISTON JAZZ FESTIVAL, THE TRALF, ALBRIGHT KNOX JAZZ FESTIVAL, THE BROOKFIELD JAZZ FESTIVAL, THE 100 CRAFTSMEN FESTIVAL AND MANY MORE VENUES THROUGHOUT WESTERN NEW YORK.


THIS YEAR'S LEWISTON JAZZ FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE THE RALPH FAVA QUARTET WITH BOBBY JONES/KEYBOARDS, BUD FADALE/BASS AND CARMEN INTORRE/DRUMS. CARMEN IS PRESENTLY TOURING WITH THE GREAT GUITARIST PAT MARTINO.


RALPH'S MAIN MUSICAL INTEREST IS IN THE IMPROVISED INTERPRETATION OF JAZZ STANDARDS ALONG WITH COMPOSING ORIGINAL MUSIC.