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Rave, Emek

Rave, Emek, bass; b. Jerusalem, Israel, 1971.

Rave began classical piano studies at an early age. Moving on to acoustic bass, he studied with Theodore Kling (Israeli Philharmonic Principal Bassist), Jean-Claude Jones (a major figure in the Israeli as well as German modern and expressionist jazz circles) and John Lockwood (bassist of the Bostonian trio "The Fringe"). Emek appeared on major stages in Israel, including The International Film Festival in Jerusalem, The Israeli Festival Jazz club, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Biblical Lands Museum, and in several Israeli national radio and television broadcasts. He has moved to New York City in 1998, frequently performing on stages throughout the city as well as several festivals in the New England area.

He performs in the group QB3--Fred Gerantab, Emek Rave, Christopher Heinz on Guitar, Bass, Drums (respectively). QB3 was formed in 2001 by 3 like-minded musicians and friends from New York's Queens borough.

He has 7 siblings, parents all alive and well is Israel. Mother is music instructor in Israel.
(See also Fred Gerantab)

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