Preparatory Division Faculty


Joseph Ravo

BS, New York University College of Engineering. Principal teachers: Alexander Bellow, guitar, and Rudolph Schramm, composition.


Jazz & Classical Guitar

A native New Yorker, multi-faceted guitarist and composer, Joe Ravo has performed with jazz greats Dave Brubeck, Stanley Turrentine, and Gerry Mulligan and recorded alongside Liza Minelli, Randy Brecker, Anne Hampton Callaway, Michael Feinstein, and Tom Harrell. For many years, he worked in the orchestras of hit Broadway shows including A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Secret Garden, City of Angels, and Dancin’. Recently he recorded CDs with the Johnny Rodgers Band (Box of Photographs, PS Classics, Richard Barrone, producer), Lee Lessack (In Good Company, LML Music), and Brain Lane Green (Waiting for the Glaciers to Melt, LML Music). He also appears on the PS Classics releases Maury Yeston Songbook and Jule Styne in Hollywood. Mr. Ravo has taught guitar privately at New York University and Columbia University and is currently on the faculties of the Preparatory and Extension Divisions of Mannes College The New School for Music. In addition to lending his artistry to commercial jingles and film scores, Joe performs regularly with the Johnny Rodgers Band, which is in production for a forthcoming album, and with Danny Mallon in their ensemble Mariner’s Gate.

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