The son of two musicians, it should come as no surprise that music would take the center stage in Rave’s own life. Starting piano at an early age and later studying woodwinds as well, Rave began playing professionally by the age of 15. With jazz piano as his main passion, he began polishing his style as a sideman with numerous groups throughout the New York metropolitan area. Equally adept in classical and rock, Rave’s versatility and rich background made him more in demand in broader spheres of music as he began touring with a host of bands including rock and roll hall of famers The Shirells, cutting edge minimalist pop group Tirez Tirez, and British progressive rock group Renaissance. His long time affiliation with singer Annie Haslam and Renaissance led to worldwide performances and involvement with several album releases.
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