Raven Recording | The Mirrors Musicians

Tony Levin (Bass)

Tony has recorded and/or performed with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Paul Simon, Gary Burton, James Taylor, Herbie Mann, Goro Noguchi, Judy Collins, Joe Yamanaka, Carly Simon... 

Madeleine Yayodele Nelson (Shekere)

Madeline is the founder and director of Women of the Calabash and has performed with Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Billie Harper and Timbila.

Dassi Rosenkrantz (Bass)

Recording the albums with Gabrielle Roth for Raven was one of the most creative and inspiring experiences I had as a bass player and I feel that it made me grow as a musician and opened my eyes to new possibilities. 

Catherine Russell (Vocals)

Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born with an enviable musical pedigree. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was born in Panama and moved to New Orleans and then New York City, becoming a pioneering pianist/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, is an outstanding bassist and vocalist and holder of advanced degrees from Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music. 

Gordy Ryan (Percussion)

In my experience, a beautiful aspect of recording with Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors was that the music originated in the dance. Robert would take notes on the grooves that were improvised when we accompanied Gabrielle as she danced, weaving her spell in workshops on two continents. We’d get together back in N.Y.C. and he’d say- for example- G, remember that rhythm you played for Flowing in Montreal?

Sanga of the Valley (Percussion, Weed)

Greetings, I am Sanga of the Valley, born in Trinidad & Tobago by way of Africa. I'm a percussionist, healer, composer, teacher, and soul survivor. For over 25 years, I've worked with Babatunde Olatunji and Drums of Passion.

In 1989, I started working with Raven Recording. I love working with Gabrielle, Jonathan and Robert. Gabrielle grounds the feet, Robert keeps the beat, and Jonathan keeps it all together. 

Fernando Saunders (Bass)

Fernando was a key member of the pioneering rock/jazz ensemble, The Jeff Beck/Jan Hammer Group. He has performed/recorded with Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Joan Baez, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, Slash, Heart, Pat Benatar, Tori Amos, Kip Hanrahan, John McLaughlin and even Pavarotti.

Steve Scales (Percussion)

Steve has recorded/performed with The Talking Heads, Th B-52s, Tom Tom Club, Psychedelic Furs, The Bongos, Tina Turner and many others.

T M Stevens (Bass)

Stevens has recorded with many artists including:, Steve Vai, Neil Zaza, Cyndi Lauper, Little Steven, Tina Turner, Dan Hartman and Billy Joel.

Jai Uttal (Vocals, Various Exotic Strings, Piano)

Jai Uttal, Grammy nominee, kirtan artist, and world music pioneer has been a leading influence in the Bhakti tradition for the past 50 years. Jai considers devotion to be the core of his musical and spiritual life, and he whole-heartedly shares his passionate heart through his voice and songs.