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It's our commitment to bring the story about the Fender Rhodes electric piano to our world community.
This body of work is a historical tribute to the instrument that captured generations of 
musicians and public alike with its unique sound and musical qualities. 

Thank you for your support. It is living-proof that music connects us all. 

Gerald McCauley Benjamin Bove


Benjamin Bove is a pianist and established television music composer, and the Fender Rhodes piano has been a core element of his sound.  Exposed to the Rhodes at the age of 14, Bove became a resident expert over the next decade, restoring and custom building Fender Rhodes pianos as he studied piano performance at the University of New York at Buffalo.  He worked at E! Entertainment in production services and drew on this experience to produce The Fender Rhodes Story film.  Bove owns and manages Retro Rentals, a keyboard rental company in Los Angeles, CA that specializes in fully restored vintage keyboards.

Gerald McCauley has an extensive production career, working with many prominent artists and songwriters in the music industry.  His debut release, “The McCauley Sessions” and CD/DVD, Gerald McCauley’s West Coast All-Stars “Live Sessions” have become favorites amongst music lovers worldwide. He worked as A&R Director for Monster Music (Projects include: 3 Doors Down “Rarities Edition: The Better Life” concert DVD); served as A&R / Production Consultant for the Grammy Award Winning George Benson / Al Jarreau “Givin’ It Up” and George Benson "Songs And Stories" (Concord/Monster Music).

Rhodes Fest Concerts is a newly established nonprofit public benefit corporation 501(c)(3) in California (through the Secretary of State) with an Employer Identification Number 81-2154409 assigned by the Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The Board of Directors for Rhodes Fest Concerts are Jeff McKenzie (Director), Gerald McCauley (Director) and Benjamin Bove (Secretary). 

Rhodes Fest is a concert series inspired by the “Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story” documentary and features prominent keyboard players and musicians from the film/book and other top artists synonymous with the Rhodes sound.  The humanitarian purpose and history associated with the Rhodes piano and its inventor, Harold B. Rhodes, is our inspiration to benefit people through music education and musical therapy programs through our Rhodes Scholars Scholarship.  Recipients are linked with music industry professionals for mentorship and guidance.

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