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John Rangel

John Rangel is a dynamic Composer and Jazz Pianist.  He has been a professional musician for almost twenty years.  John grew up in a very musical family in New York City.  His mother and brother are opera singers and everyone in his family played an instrument.  John's grandmother played jazz and taught piano.  He attended Hunter High School (a gifted program) and studied at the Eastman School of Music.  John also studied Composition with John Corigliano and Jazz Piano with Joanne Brackeen, Kenny Werner, Stanley Cowell, Richie Beirach, and Phil Markowitz. John moved to Los Angeles in the early 90's.  He immersed himself in the rich vibrant culture of Leimert Park known as the “African Greenwich Village.”  Leimert Park is the center of African-American Arts in LA, brimming with poets, artists, and musicians.  This community has been a major influence on John's spiritual intention and musical direction.  John Rangel is unique because of his tremendous range of musical experience; Jazz, Classical, Film Music, Pop, Hi-Life, Salsa, Reggae, and Calypso

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