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Ron Jackson

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Ron Jackson

Ron Jackson is a New York jazz 6 and 7 string guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, recording artist, and instructor. Ron has performed and recorded in over 20 countries as a bandleader and ensemble performer, and is well established on the international jazz scene. Ron's style of guitar playing and composing is a blend of jazz and other American styles such as soul, rhythm and blues, pop, as well as Caribbean and Latin, having been influenced by his Philippine roots. He brings it all together in his unique approach to playing jazz guitar.

Considered one of the most versatile guitarists in the world, he is adept in styles such as African, Rock, R+B, Brazilian, Pop, Country, Calypso, Reggae, Soul, Funk, and Classical, but his greatest passion has always been jazz. Ron has 5 jazz guitar albums to his credit as a leader: A Guitar Thing and Thinking of You on Muse Records, Song For Luis - a duo with Rufus Reid on Mastermix Records, Concrete Jungle - co-led with bassist Nicki Parrott on Airmen Records, and The Dream I Had on Roni Music. Branching out stylistically, Ron has 2 new CD’s on his Roni Music Label. His group Burning Gums’ self-titled album features an international line-up including Norbert Marius on bass (Hungary) and Hiroyuki “Matsu” Matsuura (Japan) on drums and percussion. Flubby Dubby, Ron’s new CD with his Hammond organ group was recorded live and perfectly showcases his soul-jazz originals and arrangements of popular tunes. The album features Kyle Koehler on Hammond and Otis Brown III on drums with special guests Don Braden on tenor saxophone and Bruce Williams on alto. Giving it that special touch, the album was produced by Ron’s mentor, the late soul-jazz and acid jazz pioneer Melvin Sparks. Currently in the works, Ron has a new CD called “Akustik InventYours”, Roni Music 6653. The release date and celebration will be at Birdland NYC Thursday October 16 6pm....
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Awards

Meet The Composer Performance Fund The Heritage International Jazz Guitar Competition,First Place Winner Berklee College Of Music Summer Guitar Session Scholarship Pori Jazz Festival Big Band; Commission Of Arrangements Of Original Compositions Berklee College Of Music Scholarship Harvard Grange Award Pro Musica Award
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    Flubby Dubby

    Self Produced
    2011
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    The Dream I Had

    Roni Music
    2005
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    The Dream I Had

    Roni Music
    2003

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Featured recording “Akustik InventYours”

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Akustik InventYours

Self Produced (2014)

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Sep20 Ron Jackson
Kip's Castle Park
Verona, WY
Sep25 Ron Jackson
The Classon Social Club
Brooklyn, NY
Oct12 Ron Jackson
Chez Lucienne
New York, NY
Oct16 Ron Jackson
Birdland
New York, NY

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“His guitar work recalls, by turns, Pat Metheny’s sleek modernity and Wes Montgomery’s riffy elation…..a guitarist of mature yet inventive dexterity…..Jackson is a brilliant guitarist and composer.” Nick DeRiso, ReviewYou.com

‘Kuncheza Blues’...standout solos by Cecil Bridgewater, Redman (Dewey), and guitarist Ron Jackson.” JazzTimes on Randy Weston's Uhuru Africa Concert

“...he opens with 'Shadow of Your Smile' with a chord melody approach and we know we are in for a treat...he has a very mature approach and his tasteful harmonies set the stage...We hear great octave playing (thumb) and exciting double stops, long clean lines and bursts of syncopated riffs by Ron...

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Primary InstrumentGuitar

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundRon is an experienced music educator and guitar instructor and is a faculty member at the of The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Wachovia Jazz For Teens Program, Music Outreach, The Brooklyn Conservatory, St. Albans Congregational Church Music Program, Jazz at Lincoln Center-Jazz in the Schools and The New York Pops Create A Symphony Program. He has taught and lectured at And the Prins Claus Conservatoire, “New Comes to Groningen” program in Groningen in The Netherlands Duke University, The National Summer Guitar Workshop Jazz Summit, The New School, New York University, at Jazzmobile, as well as in clinics in France, Escuela Creativa Musica, Madrid Spain, The United Kingdom, Australia and Portugal. Ron is also available as a private instructor. Ron Jackson’s Guitar Lesson Rates and Policies For private and online lessons. $75 1 Hour $60 45 Minutes $40 30 Minutes Travel Fee: Rates vary depending on your location. Payments must be paid in full in advance. 5 lessons or 10 lessons Paypal, Cash,Postal Money Order or Cashiers Checks Accepted. 24 hour non-refundable cancellation fee. If I cancel within 24 hours, we can reschedule. Lessons expire 3 months after payment.

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