Chew Entertainment is an internationally recognized event production and management firm that produces stellar musical experiences for organizations seeking a creative partner to enrich their event. Our commitment to providing quality entertainment around the world ranging from celebrity concerts to fundraising galas is unsurpassed in excellence. Chew Entertainment’s long lasting relationships with artists and vendors globally provide us with the ability to give extraordinary experiences to our clients.

“We have been thrilled to collaborate with Ray and Vivian Chew in recent years, working together to create a range of unforgettable concerts at Carnegie Hall. These have included major musical events at the heart of the Hall’s 2009 Honor festival, with artists spanning blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul and beyond as well as joyous one-night-only events at Carnegie Hall celebrating the music of Motown and the best of gospel. In each case, Ray and Vivian have been a fantastic team and wonderful partners. Their knowledge of the finest artists performing today, commitment to musical excellence, creativity, and collaborative spirit have resulted in performances that have attracted music lovers from near and far. These events have also helped Carnegie Hall ensure that its concert line-up continues to be reflective of the whole community that it serves.”

Clive Gillinson, Executive & Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall 

Ray and Vivian Chew are the dream team. They are both consumate professionals and great to work with. For many years Ray Chew served as the Music Director for “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” television show as well as the theater’s weekly Amateur Night show. More recently, he served as Music Director for a majority of the Apollo’s large-scale special events. Not only is Ray talented musically, but he and Vivian are extremely adept at working with artists from all music genres. I think between the two of them, they pretty much worked with everyone!

Jonelle Procope, President and CEO of Apollo Theater 

I have worked with Vivian and Ray on projects ranging from televised properties like Showtime at the Apollo and the NAACP Image Awards to high end concerts and galas of all types. The common thread always includes respect for the client, trust of the artists and most importantly a commitment to professionalism and excellence. Chew Entertainment is always my first choice.

David D. Rodriguez, Executive Producer of New Jersey Performing Arts Center   


Music Director/Producer/Composer Ray Chew’s work can be found across multiple networks in various TV offerings, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Ray’s work as Music Producer behind the scenes can be heard on various NBC Specials, including the 96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The 2022 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting and their 2020 special supporting Broadway Cares – One Night Only: The Best of Broadway. For over a decade – Ray has provided the sound design for Miss Universe broadcasts as well as other televised pageants. His original compositions were on full display during Macy’s 46th Annual 25-minute Fireworks Spectacular aired on NBC July 4th, 2022.

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His latest achievement behind the scenes comes as Music Composer and Music Supervisor for T.D. Jakes’ April 8th release of the Lifetime movie Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins installment – boasting over 2.2 million views in its first week and over 9 million views for the franchise.

In the fall of 2022, he returned in front of the camera to ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars” for season 31 creating his vibrant takes on current and classic hits for the 14th straight season of the Emmy Award winning reality TV competition.

Ray’s tenure as music director for series network television started in the 90’s with the longest running show in syndication – It’s Showtime at the Apollo (NBC). Other series include Singing Bee (NBC), Sunday Best (BET), Rising Star (ABC), American Idol (FOX) and I Can See Your Voice (FOX) – returning this spring.

Ray’s music direction is sought after for prestigious music specials and historic landmark events including the annual the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Neighborhood Ball, the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss America and the BET Awards.

Some of Rays’ live performances at the helm of award-winning musical events with the world’s most popular artists including Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Pharrell Williams, Justin Beiber, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Hudson and Quincy Jones will live on forever thru YouTube and multiple streaming services.

His work with orchestras as a conductor and a composer has carried him to prestigious venues all over the world. From the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. to the Oslo Spektrum in Norway and Lincoln Center in New York.

New York’s famed Carnegie Hall is where Ray and his wife/business partner – Vivian Scott Chew – curate “Night of Inspiration”. The sold out, all-star concert promotes diversity and unity at the famed venue with a 64-piece orchestra and 150 mass choir featuring notable artists from the gospel and secular communities. Last year’s live event with never-before-seen pairings marked the event’s triumphant return to Carnegie Hall December after the pandemic, and the next show slated for December 14, 2024.

Ray Chew remains steadfast in his commitment to philanthropy through both the Power 2 Inspire Foundation and fundraising efforts in partnership with the American Federation of Musicians to benefit out of work musicians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Vivian Scott Chew is undeniably a pioneering risk taker in every sense of the word. As Founder and Principal of TimeZone International, she stands as an innovative figure in the global music and entertainment industry.

One of Chew’s foundational steps was at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), where she was the first African-American female membership representative. She then founded the “ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards,” which became an instant success and has grown to become an ASCAP staple event celebrating its 33rd year.

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Alongside her husband, Music Director and Producer, Ray Chew, Vivian is a founding partner in Chew Entertainment – a premiere event production firm. Together, they have a great reverence for live music working with clients such as The National Urban League, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The American Heart Association, Jackie Robinson Foundation and Carnegie Hall where she and Ray are proud to have produced multiple installments of their star-studded sold-out concert, a “Night of Inspiration”

Vivian serves on the boards of the New Jersey Council on the Arts, Covenant House International, The Living Legends Foundation and was recently appointed to the board of the Bergen Performing Arts Center. She also serves as an advisor to the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Vivian is the Co-Founder and President of The Power 2 Inspire Foundation, which was created with her husband to identify and nurture the future of music creators and industry leaders.



Jaynell Grayson, is entering into her 20th year with Chew Entertainment as a Music Manager, Production Coordinator and American Federation of Musicians Contractor. Her longevity in managing various projects for the organization’s many endeavors can be attributed to a strong background in business administration and communications. A Los Angeles native and an alumni of Babson College in Wellesley, MA, Grayson used her education as a Communications Manager with IBM’s Global Services before making the career change to music and entertainment.


E. Kevin Jones. With over four decades of experience, Kevin brings his expertise as a Production Manager, Road Manager and Front of House Engineer.

He has been responsible for coordinating and managing daily activities on tour and on-site for various groups ranging from solo to orchestra, vocal to instrumental, indoor to outdoor events. Capable of handling venues ranging in size from small banquet rooms to outdoor amphitheaters and having provided his services in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, Africa, The Middle East, United Kingdom and South America.

Kevin currently holds the position of Production Manager at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).


Teryn J. Chamberlain,  is a New Jersey native who has always been passionate for creating unforgettable live events and musical experiences. Having worked on several various projects as Project Manager with Chew Entertainment for the past 7 years, she recently found a love for foundational work, serving as the Foundation Coordinator for the Chew’s 501c(3), the Power 2 Inspire Foundation.

Teryn is a proud HBCU graduate with a BA in Public Relations and Advertising from Delaware State University.

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