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   



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   




RAY CHEW

Music Director Ray Chew performs 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. Ray is entering into his seventh season as the music director for ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars” giving his music take on current and classic hits.

Previously Ray served as Music Director for Fox’s “American Idol”, where he inspired some of the best talent in the competition’s history and produced over 300 contestant iTunes downloads. He has also served as Music Director for several network television series including “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” and BET’s “Sunday Best”. Ray’s long-standing history with the BET Network, heading up the music for their biggest annual events include: “BET Honors”, “Celebration of Gospel” and the “BET Awards”. In addition, he serves as Music Director for both the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.

Ray’s music direction is sought after for prestigious music specials and historic landmark events including the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2015 and 2016 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremonies, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, The President’s 2009 Inaugural Neighborhood Ball and the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards. In 2014, with the blessings of Milton DeLugg – who had previously held the seat for 50 years, Ray was handed the baton to musically direct NBC’s broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade… an 88-year tradition.

Ray’s 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 Nobel Peace Prize in Norway, Ray’s in demand sound can also be found on various television and film scores.

At Carnegie Hall, he has executively produced two events. “A Night of Inspiration” is a sold out all-star concert to promote diversity at the famed venue. He conducted a 64-piece orchestra joined by a 200 voice mass choir for notable artists from the gospel, pop and classical communities. Ray is looking to do future presentations of this event in both the U.S. and around the world.

For more information on Ray Chew, please visit: www.raychew.com   



VIVIAN SCOTT CHEW

Vivian Scott Chew, native New Yorker and music executive, 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.

As any accomplished groundbreaker’s story would read, it’s very fitting that one of Vivian’s foundational, innovative 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 30th year in 2017.

Not long after her work at ASCAP, Chew was called to work at Polygram Records as Director of A&R. Her next executive positions were that of Vice President of A&R at Epic Records and Head of Urban at 550/Sony Music where she worked for over six years. Amongst other notable successes, she signed and introduced the world to two-time Grammy winning, platinum selling dancehall superstar, Shabba Ranks- and ushered in the dancehall movement in America and beyond.

Determined to set her own course, Vivian stepped into the world of entrepreneurship and TimeZone International was conceived. Since 1998, TimeZone International has been the first and only U.S. based African-American owned company that provides many recording artists, such as Jill Scott, Lil Wayne, JoJo, Toni and Tamar Braxton, Kem, Brian McKnight, Jay-Z, India.Arie, BeBe Winans and others with international marketing and promotion, touring, licensing and distribution services in expanded regions.  These services are also available to corporate clients. It was Vivian who spearheaded the McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” campaign in six international territories, at a time when internet marketing and social media was in its infant stages.

Alongside her husband, Music Director and Producer, Ray Chew, Vivian co-owns Chew Entertainment, a premiere event production firm. Together they have a great reverence for live music, working with clients such as Carnegie Hall, The National Urban League, NAACP, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The New York Mission Society, The American Heart Association, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Bergen and New Jersey Performing Arts Centers, and the Apollo Theater.

There are many exciting developments on the horizon for both TimeZone International and Chew Entertainment but Vivian is most excited about the formation of The Chews’ foundation, “Power2Inspire” and the opening of their New Jersey recording studio, RVMK. Both of these entities were created to identify and nurture new and developing musicians, singers, songwriters, producers and aspiring music business executives in pursuit of their careers.

For more information on Vivian Scott Chew, please visit: www.timezoneinternational.com


Team Members

Production Coordinator

Jaynell Grayson, attended Babson College and started her professional career at IBM. As a senior member of the team, Jaynell is regarded as the go to person for production coordinating and event planning in the company. For over 15 years, Jaynell has proven to be a valuable asset to Chew Entertainment.

jaynell@chewentertainment.com

Sr. Production Manager

E. Kevin Jones, is a veteran in the live production industry. During that time he has worked with many A-List artists such as Diana Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Michael McDonald, Rihanna, and Kool & The Gang. He has held many positions in the industry as a Sound Mixer, Production, Stage and Road Manager. His experience is both domestic and international.

kevin@chewentertainment.com

Production Manager

Brandon Blackwell,  is a graduate of Full Sail University where he studied Show Production and Touring. As one of the newest members to the team, Brandon brings many talents including but not limited to: Audio Engineering, Lighting Design and Video Production. He has worked directly with many of today’s artist including, Ne-Yo, Usher, Pharrell, and Tamela Mann just to name a few.  He is like a Swiss-Army tool in this industry and uses his skills and expertise to make every Chew Entertainment production a success.

brandon@chewentertainment.com

Project Manager

Teryn J. Chamberlain,  is the newest member to the Chew Entertainment team. Teryn recently graduated with honors with a BA in Public Relations and Advertising from Delaware State University. She is the perfect addition to our staff.

teryn@timezoneinternational.com