Jeff Raheb

2002 recipient of the prestigious NYFA fellowship. Mr. Raheb has written nearly 200 works for small and
large ensembles. His Saxophone Quartet No.1 was performed by the Australian Saxophone Quartet in a
coast to coast radio broadcast at the Sydney Opera House. His compositions have been performed in the U.S.
and Europe and he has been a featured composer on WBAI, WKCR, WNYC and WBVD radio in New York. His piece
Topaz Under Moon, was premiered on April 2, 2005, by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. In September,
2005, he was a guitar soloist in a regional tour with the South Dakota Chamber Orchestra in one of his compostions.
His commissioned piece for concert band was premiered for the 150th anniversary of Sioux Falls On July 4th, 2006.

Mr. Raheb has received recognition as a poet and has been featured in several poetry publications and web sites.

He has also won 1st place in Smithsonian Magazine's 2006 International Photo Contest, People category. Smithsonian Magazine

The Jeff Raheb Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

'Passionate, energetic, original and highly crafted music'

"Great and unusually uniform writing by Raheb, a lot of substance. Not for the faint hearted" - Dave Liebman

In 1995 Jeff co-founded the Brooklyn Jazz Composers Orchestra with composer/pianist Michael Jefry Stevens which he then
continued as The Jeff Raheb Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. The orchestra performs cutting-edge large ensemble jazz music,
where the traditional boundaries of jazz big band and classical music are extended and explored. The band has featured jazz
greats such as saxophonist, Dave Liebman in July 1996 and March 2001, and saxophonist Oliver Lake, in January 2000 with
Ron McClure on bass. The orchestra also includes many stellar figures from the New York jazz community and beyond, such as:
Dave Ballou, Ron Horton, Dean Johnson, Andy Laster, Jeff Lederer, Roberta Piket, Steve Swells, Chris Washbourne and James Zollar.

The groups first recording 'Topaz Under Moon' was released in 2001.

Jeff's big band music can also be heard on 'Diane Moser's Composers Big Band Live! At Tierney's Tavern' (New Arts NA-001)

Mr. Raheb is currently a member of   TrioVera   with Dave Acker - guitar, and Nano Valerio - percussion.
They perform original Brazilian-jazz compositions and arrangements.

Composition highlights:

Makato - The South Dakota Concert Band, Sioux Falls Sesquicentennial Concert, Sioux Falls, SD, 7/06
Akita Mani Yo - The South Dakota Chamber Orchestra, Sioux Falls, SD, 9/05
Topaz Under Moon - The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Sioux Falls, SD, 4/2/05
Brass Quartet No 1 - The Composers Forum of Monclair, 3/29/99
Numerous compositions for 21-piece Jazz Orchestra, 1996 to present
Numerous compositions for jazz octet, septet, quintet, quartet and trios 1979 to 1995
Various compositions for solo flute, guitar, harp and other instruments - 1980 to present
A Quick Glance (solo French horn) - 5/17/92
Zu Twa Szi (flute & guitar) - 1991
En Mi Cielo (soprano voice and guitar) - Cami Hall, NY, 4/1/90
L'inconnue (piano & guitar) - Cami Hall, NY, 4/1/90
Topaz Under Moon (for 18 musicians) - Cami Hall, NY - Manhattan New Music Project, 3/11/90
Homage To Villa-Lobos (solo guitar) - T. Nascimento, Vienna, Berlin, Nuremberg, New York, 11/87
Breeching and Fable For Fools - for flute, marimba, guitar, percussion, St. Peters, St. Clements, Donnel Library, NY, 1985
    Commissioned by The Sue Mendelsohn Dance Company,
Iktomi's Revenge - for Saxophone Quartet, 1982
Soliloquio (solo guitar) - T. Nascimento, Nuremberg, 1982, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, 1982
Bamboo (flute quartet) - The Powell Quartet, New York, 4/81
Juegas Todos Los Dias (soprano voice and guitar) - 1981
Sinyala (saxophone quartet) - 1981
Echoes (woodwind quintet) - 1980
Saxophone Quartet No 1, Sydney Opera House, Australian Sax Qt., coast to coast broadcast, 1980