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Ron Aprea

Born: October 24    Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Ron Aprea

Ron Aprea, saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist, has performed with Woody Herman, Les Elgart, Tito Puente, Frank Foster, Buddy Morrow, Billy May, Charlie Persip, Nat Adderley, Lionel Hampton, and Louis Armstrong.

While with Hamp's band, some of the highlights were a Ramsey Lewis television special, and a recorded concert at the Smithsonian Institute, where Ron's solos were taped and put into their Archives. Ron was the featured soloist and arranger for performances with Nat Adderley at the world-famous Apollo Theatre, and he also performed at the Paramount Theatre with King Curtis' Big Band. Ron has played shows for literally hundreds of stars, including Clint Holmes, Rita Moreno, Robert Merrill, Chita Rivera, Rich Little, and Billy Eckstine....
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Awards:

Eight GRAMMY nomination entries for my production on Angela De Niro's Swingin' With Legends album. The album featured my 17 piece band with guests Lionel Hampton, Frank Foster, and Lew Tabackin.
”If you're going to record a tribute to drummer and hard-bop boss Art Blakey, you'd better come to burn. Alto saxophonist Ron Aprea and the band he assembled do just that on Remembering Blakey (Early Autumn)—one of the strongest small group albums of the year.”Marc Myers, Jazz Wax - See more at: http://www.jazzwax.com/2013/07/ron-aprea-remembering-blakey.html#sthash.a4sEdPUT.dpuf

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Remembering Blakey
Early Autumn Productions (2013)

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