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Ron Kearns

Born: May 16, 1952    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Ron Kearns

Ron Kearns is a producer, educator, arranger and recording artist. He is a Vandoren Artist. He produced Terell Stafford's first two CDs,Paul Carr's debut CD and has six CDs released under his own name—Handprints, The Ron Kearns Quintet Live! at Blues Alley—Blues in the Alley, Looking Back, Stepping Forward, Ron Kearns Live at Montpelier,Introspective and Quiet Nights. He has over 40 CD productions to his credit.

Awards:

GRAMMY Educational Award-Signature School (twice), Down Beat Excellence in Jazz Education Award (Jazz Achievement 2005), 50 Most Influential Directors (2002)
As a Leader

Album Name Hand Prints
Record Label Foxhaven Records
Year Released 1998
Tracks: Track; Track. Hand Prints; Looking For a Job in the City; Sail Away; Don't Blame Me; Sandu; Black Orpheus; Skylark; Helen's Song; Moanin'
Personnel: Name: instrument. Ron Kearns, alto sax; Kenny Reed, trumpet; Paul Olenick, trombone; Robert Grimwood, piano; Mike Jones, piano; James King, bass; Bhagwan Khalsa, bass; Mike Smith, drums, Allison Miller, drums

As a Leader

Album Name Ron Kearns Quintet Live! at Blues Alley; Blues in the Alley
Record Label Foxhaven Records
Year Released 1999
Tracks: Track; Track. Blues in the Alley; Black Orpheus; That Old Devil Called Love; Softly as in a Morning Sunrise; Driftin'; My Funny Valentine; Just Friends; Cantelope Island
Personnel: Name: instrument. Ron Kearns, alto and tenor saxes; Kenny Reed, trumpet/flugelhorn; Eric Byrd, piano; Bhagwan Khalsa, bass; Mike Smith, drums

As a Leader

Album Name Looking Back, Stepping Forward
Record Label Foxhaven Records
Year Released 2003
Tracks: Track; Track. Blues for Miles; No Greater Love; Andre's Song; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; Wade in the Water; Saturday Renaissance; Blue Train; Love Letter from Lima; Nookie's Blues
Personnel: Name: instrument. Ron Kearns, alto and soprano saxes; Kenny Reed, trumpet/flugelhorn; Buck Hill, tenor sax; Eric Byrd, piano; Bhagwan Khalsa, bass; Mike Smith, drums

As a Leader

Album Name Ron Kearns Live at Montpelier
Record Label Foxhaven Records
Year Released 2005
Tracks: Track; Track. This I Dig of You; My Old Flame; Spice and Sugar; I'll Remember April; My Funny Valentine; Nica's Dream; Soon
Personnel: Name: instrument. Ron Kearns, alto sax; John Jensen, trombone; Larry Brown, piano; Kent Miller, bass; Mike Smith, drums; Tim Collins, vibes

As a Leader

Album Name Ron Kearns and Friends, Introspective
Record Label Foxhaven Records
Year Released 2007

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Primary Instrument:
Saxophone

Location:
Columbia, MD

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
Thirty years as a Band/Orchestra/Jazz Director (public school);Private instructor on flute and all saxes (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Vandoren Performing Artist - Clinics on reeds and mouthpiece selection, saxophone technique and Jazz styles and improvisation

Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces; Vandoren of Paris Selmer Mark VI alto sax; Selmer Super Action 80 Series II tenor; and Yanagasawa straight soprano

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