Phil Ranelin and his Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Mayme Clayton Library & Museum, Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

The performance is in celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month and the release of Ranelin’s latest endeavor “Portrait in Blue.”  The legendary trombonist will also be honoring and playing music from the songbook of three fellow Jazz musicians, Randy Weston and the late Horace Tapscott and Freddie Hubbard, all born in the first week of April.

A Los Angeles resident since 1977, Ranelin has been designated by official resolutions as a “Rare and Valuable Cultural Treasure” by several legislative bodies.  Ranelin’ s musical track-record in Los Angeles speaks for itself.  He was part of the Horace Tapscott Sextet and the Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra.  He continues to perform with Henry Franklin, The Michael Session Sextet and the Taumbu International Ensemble; as well as with Build an Ark and The Luckman Jazz Orchestra at California State University, Los Angeles, under conductor Charles Owens.  Ranelin is also proud of the fact that his Eric Dolphy 75th Memorial Birthday Tribute at William Grant Still Arts Center, spearheaded the successful 2-year community movement that resulted in the naming of a 5-million dollar building after Dolphy at Denker Recreation Center.

Ranelin has appeared at many Jazz festivals around the world and as a leader has shared the bill with Stanley Clarke, Christian McBride, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Smith, McCoy Tyner, Les McCann and numerous other Jazz notables.  Phil’s performance credits include some of the greatest names in Jazz history such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Freddie Hubbard, Marcus Belgrave and Roy Brooks, just to name a few of the many on the list.

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.

The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum is located at 4130 Overland Avenue, Culver City CA 90230.

Phone: (310) 202-1647     http:/www./

Ticket information:  Tickets are $20.00 / Doors open at 12:30 p.m. / Seating is on a first come basis or Phone 310 202-1647

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