Rachel Flowers

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Rachel Flowers
Rachel Flowers with the Taylor Eigsti Trio at the Blue Whale, Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2015
Rachel Flowers with the Taylor Eigsti Trio at the Blue Whale, Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2015
Background information
Born (1993-12-21) December 21, 1993 (age 27)
National City, California
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsKeyboards, flute, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, saxophone, pitched percussion, software synthesizers, voice[citation needed]
Years active2000–present
Associated actsRachel Flowers Trio, Zappa Plays Zappa, Keith Emerson Orchestra, RPM Trio
Websiterachelflowersmusic.com

Rachel Flowers (born December 21, 1993) is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Career[edit]

Flowers was born 15 weeks prematurely, which resulted in her becoming permanently blind a few weeks after her birth.

Flowers took second place in the student jazz contest at the Ventura Music Festival in Ventura, California, in 2010, and won it the following year.[1]

She works in the jazz, classical, soul, R&B, and progressive idioms.[citation needed] She has performed with Dweezil Zappa,[2][3] Arturo Sandoval,[1][4] Taylor Eigsti,[5][6] Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Marc Bonilla, Jordan Rudess, Steve Porcaro,[7] Rick Wakeman, Burt Bacharach, and Bob Reynolds.[8]

A documentary film about her, Hearing Is Believing, was released in 2017.[9]

Discography[edit]

  • 2016 – Listen
  • 2017 – Hearing Is Believing (Music from the Soundtrack)
  • 2018 – Going Somewhere
  • 2021 – Bigger on the Inside

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commitment to Education. Ventura Music Festival. Archived March 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Zappa, Dweezil (April 27, 2015). "On The Road 1 Mo' Again". Dweezil Zappa. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Montana – Rachel Flowers w/Zappa Plays Zappa (Video). April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Rachel Flowers at the Ventura Music Festival – Feb 12, 2011 (Video). February 16, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Taylor Eigsti Calendar". Taylor Eigsti. January 15, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Rachel Flowers w/ Taylor Eigsti Trio (Video). January 16, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Barnes, Mike (May 29, 2016). "All-Star Musicians Pay Respect to Keith Emerson at Tribute Concert in Los Angeles". billboard.
  8. ^ "Santa Barbara, CA – Summer 2014". Mission Jazz. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  9. ^ Neil Genzlinger (June 15, 2017). Review: Hearing Is Believing Documents a Rare Talent. The New York Times. Archived June 16, 2017.