Celebrate the arts with live music, theatre, children's activities, art, and food vendors at the beautiful Charley Creek Gardens, 551 N. Miami Street in Wabash, Indiana.
Ranaan Meyer, 2019 ArtsFest Artist-In-Residence
Emmy award-winning and gold record artist Ranaan Meyer is once again ArtsFest Artist-in-Residence for 2019. Best known for performing with Time for Three, Ranaan is also a double bass educator and artistic director and instructor of the Wabass Institute in Wabash. He is also teaching director and faculty of the Utah Symposium for Double Bass in Salt Lake City. Since fall of 2017, Ranaan has been a Guest Artist-in-Residence at the University of Michigan School of Music (SMTD) and known for giving music workshops all over North America. Ranaan splits his time between performance and educating, with a life's mission to collaborate with performers, teachers, and students. He fundamentally believes in a vision he collaboratively created called The Sharing of Knowledge.
Matt Scarano is a drummer, composer, and educator living in Philadelphia, PA. Over the years he has established himself as one of the Philadelphia region’s most sought after drummers for both live and studio performance in a wide variety of styles. Matt has performed throughout the world, sharing the stage with numerous world-class musicians and artists including Chris Brubeck, Time For Three, Ben Schachter, Matisyahu, Dick Oatts, John Swana, Larry McKenna, and Dave Allen. He has performed at many prestigious venues across the world including performances as guest artist with The Boston Pops at Carnegie Hall, the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, and The Czech Philharmonic at Rudolfinum in Prague. He is currently performing and touring with numerous groups including Spaga, Time for Three, Son Step, U.S.E., and his own original ensemble. Matt attended Temple University where he received a B.M. and M.M. in Jazz Performance. He is an active private teacher and clinician and is on faculty at University of The Arts, Camden County College, The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency and the Education Committee of Philly Drum Project. Matt proudly endorses Vic Firth drumsticks.
Josh Fobare is a diverse composer, producer, and performer from Boston, MA. As a performer and arranger, he has worked with many artists, producers, and orchestras across the globe in various genres: Carlos Santana, Sara Bareilles, gospel recording artists Israel Houghton, Kirk Franklin, and Fred Hammond, Bon Jovi, Ray Greene, Jermaine Paul winner of "The Voice” Season 2, producer LA Reid, Wayne Newton, Nightshift Band, as well as arranging, composition and performances as guest artist with the Boston Pops, Hartford Symphony, Heartland Festival Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Malone, NY in April of 1982, Josh began his music studies in Potsdam, NY with Dr. Gary Busch at the Crane School of Music. His education continued at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he studied piano performance with Nelita True, Fernando Laires and Harold Danko. After a short hiatus from music, Josh moved to the mid-west in 2004 where he ventured into church music leadership and spent several years as a music director for gospel artists with whom he toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada.
In 2007 he began attending Berklee College of Music in Boston where he obtained degrees in Film Composing, Music Production and Jazz/Contemporary performance. After graduating from Berklee in '09, Josh quickly set out on a prolific and artistically diverse musical career. In 2010, through a close friend, he was introduced to Nick Kendall of Time for Three, which began a long and rewarding friendship with the trio, both professionally and personally.