LISTEN to today's conversation
with the extraordinarily talented
Rachel Flowers and filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano
EVENT PROMO VIDEO (4:00)
VIEW MOVIE TRAILER (2:23)
Filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano and his team have created a dynamic and engaging portrait of nearly two years in the life of a tight knit American family, a single mom and her two kids, living paycheck to paycheck in working class Oxnard, California, with Rachel’s stunning music as the soundtrack. “Hearing is Believing” revels in Rachel’s joyous and free-flowing love of song, illuminating the bonds of family and the divine mysteries of creativity. Rachel Flowers is a true survivor, a hyper-abled individual whose inspiring story has the potential to be a beacon of hope out there.
Appearing with Rachel in “Hearing is Believing” are Grammy winners Arturo Sandoval, Stevie Wonder, Dweezil Zappa, two-time Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Taylor Eigsti, the late Progressive Rock icon Keith Emerson, Hawaii ukulele master Benny Chong, and 50 members of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony performing Rachel's original composition, “At The End Of The Day”.
Rachel has appeared at the Havana International Jazz Festival (2016), Progfest 2017 & 2018, and at the PDX Portland Jazz Festival (2018). She has shared the stage with Dweezil Zappa, Arturo Sandoval, Taylor Eigsti, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Marc Bonilla, Jordan Rudess, Steve Porcaro, Rick Wakeman, Burt Bacharach, Bob Reynolds, Cuban legends Bobby Carcassés, Bellita Y Jazz Tumbatá, and Orlando "Maraca" Valle, the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra and the Birmingham (UK) Symphony Orchestra.
Rachel has performed since her youth for Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Herb Alpert, and Wayne Shorter. She has three albums in release – “Listen” (2016), “Hearing is Believing Motion Picture Soundtrack” (2017), and “Going Somewhere” (2018). Rachel is a very active part of several jazz lineups in California and is composing original songs and works for orchestra, jazz combo, piano, and voice. At this point in her eventful musical career she is deeply exploratory, forging a variety of stylings as immensely accomplished as they are uniquely her own.
The Young Musicians Foundation, Hearing Is Believing Productions, & Rachel Flowers
invite you to attend this very special Screening & Concert Event coming up on
FRIDAY APRIL 12, 2019
7pm Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles
If you are a Rachel Flowers fan or have just discovered the story and music of this astonishing young talent, we hope you won't miss this rare chance to see the film & Rachel, all in one night.
This is Rachel's L.A. Concert debut.
"Hearing is Believing" filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano will also attend.
This event is a benefit for the Young Musicians Foundation,
bringing musical opportunities to children and young adults since 1952.
This event will help support their important arts education work for years to come.
7pm Screening of
“Hearing is Believing”
a film by Lorenzo DeStefano
"Documents a Rare Talent" - NY Times
"A beautiful, inspiring film. When Rachel Flowers smiles the world explodes with joy" - Tom Schnabel KCRW Rhythm Planet
“Mind, be ready to be blown” – Harper’s Bazaar
"Rachel Flowers reminds me just why music is so powerful." - Dweezil Zappa
"...jaw-dropping talent on display." - LA Times
www.rachelflowersmusic.com / www.hearingisbelievingfilm.com / www.facebook.com/HearingisBelievingFilm/
RACHEL FLOWERS - LIVE IN CONCERT
with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra
Conducted by Lauren Wasynszuk
World Premiere of Rachel’s compositions
“OTHER VOICES” & “CONCERTO for ORGAN #1”
THE WILSHIRE EBELL THEATRE
4401 West 8th Street @ Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Lucerne & Wilshire)
Los Angeles, California 90005