Born: October 24
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....
AwardsEight 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. 2013-Ron Aprea Sextet-Remembering Blakey was in several categories for GRAMMY recognition.
Remembering BlakeyEarly Autumn Productions
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