About the artist

About Winston

Winston Raval is an award-winning composer, arranger, and pianist based in Los Angeles. He has a BA in Music Composition and Arranging from the University of the Philippines and took a Correspondence Course on Jazz Theory and Big Band Arranging from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is one of the few recipients of the Gawad Urian Award (Philippine Critics Award) for Best Music in a Film Vanishing Tribe “Ikaw ay Akin” and Lifetime Achievement Award 4th Annual San Francisco Filipino-American Jazz Festival n recognition of his artistry as a pianist, composer and arranger. He is a pioneer in the development of jazz fusion in the Philippines with the introduction of indigenous music and instruments to Pinoy Jazz. He was also recognized at the 9th Annual Filipino American Jazz and World Music Festival (JazzPhilUSA) for his Music work in an opera in 1978 entitled “Isang Munting Alamat” (A Little Folklore). The recording of the soundtrack was done in celebration of the United Nation’s International Year of the Child.

Winston also frequently plays live at weddings, corporate functions, and private events in Southern California. His music spans a variety of genres, including classical, jazz, pop, Top 40’s and Filipino hits and classics, playing music perfect for a quiet night of entertainment, wedding ceremonies, or cocktail hour!

 

What our past clients say

Andreas
Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
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We hired a number of performers from The Ocdamia Strings for our super formal Titanic/Downton Abbey-inspired wedding last month and were absolutely delighted with them in every respect. Margie Ocdamia, the group's manager, is a dream to work with - highly responsive, flexible, and organized.We hired a string trio to perform prior to and during our ceremony, a pianist and cellist to perform instrumental "piano bar" music during cocktail hour and dinner, and a jazz singer and sax player to cover popular songs during dancing. All of them were phenomenal performers. The jazz singer absolutely blew us away with her voice. During her performance of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" people thought it was the original Mariah Carey track playing because her voice was so spot on.They also accompanied my uncle who performed our first dance song - they were extremely accommodating of his schedule in organizing a live rehearsal at a studio space that was convenient for him and in learning the music to a someone obscure song.Could not have been more pleased that we discovered this group. They were one of the highlights of our wedding.

Winston's past performances

Additional Information

  • Can learn any song
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Provide portable keyboard if piano is unavailable at venue

Repertoire Genres

  • Classical
  • Hip-Hop
  • Rock
  • RnB
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • And more...

Accepts the Following:

  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Accompany Singer/Cantor
  • Corporate Events
  • Engagement Proposals
  • Special Events

Booking and General Policy

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