Musician Ray Chew Says the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show Will Be a ‘Journey Through Cultures and Genres’

Even if you don't immediately recognize Ray Chew's name, you're undoubtedly familiar with his work — he's the musical director and producer behind such cultural juggernauts as Dancing with the StarsAmerican Idol and special TV events including the Emmys and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

On Friday's episode of the PEOPLE Every Day podcast, Chew spoke to host Janine Rubenstein about his next big project: the Macy's 46th annual July 4th fireworks display, which airs on NBC Monday night.

Chew, who lives in New York, shares his excitement to work on something that he has such fond memories of as a kid.

"I remember always going down to the East River and just watching in wonderment how this glorious thing would happen and all these tremendous fireworks," he said.

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