Son of trumpeter and educator Charles Tesar, Rave’s musical background is deep and wide ranging. As a result, Rave’s style is a rich blending of classical, jazz, and pop music, displaying a strong technique and an adventures sense of improvisation.
Always a busy freelance musician on the New York scene, over the years Rave has also toured and recorded with many groups and band leaders including:
The Shirelle’s , Tirez Tirez, Charlie Rouse, Steve Marcus, Dave Pike,
The Istanbul Orchestra, Annie Haslam, and Renaissance.
In addition to his keyboard skills, Rave is also a composer, arranger, and record producer with a catalogue of over seven hundred pieces for film and television. Rave currently appears as a featured artist in the PBS television series ‘Exploring the World of Music’