Music hours: 6:30 to 10:30
You’ve heard Tom Ranier every year on the Academy Awards. Now’s your chance to hear him up close and personal.
Tom is one of the top pianists and arrangers performing today, who also plays saxophones and clarinet with equal authority. You’ve heard him on scores of major motion pictures and television soundtracks since the 1970’s. He’s everyone’s top accompanist from Barbra Striesand, Christina Aquilera, Placido Domingo, Barry Manilow, Natalie Cole to Tony Bennett. He’s on Tony’s latest CD with Lady Gaga.
At the keyboard, he reveals a personal style that bears the influence of Oscar Peterson’s bravura and bluesiness, Chick Corea’s at once intricate and beautiful melodies, and Bill Evans’s chordal brilliance. As a jazz improviser, he’s both technically resplendent and emotionally open. As a composer and arranger, he has a broad orchestral palette and a keen sense of melody and harmony.
Bassist, Pat Senatore, is the Artistic Director for Vibrato who is known for his impeccable sense of time, velvet sound and technical mastery. His extensive resume includes stints with Stan Kenton, The Tijuana Brass, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Eddie Harris, Joe Pass…to name a few. He also owned and operated his own jazz club, Pasquale’s, on the beach in Malibu.