One of the most highly regarded trombonist of his generation, Ron Westray continues to expand upon the legacy set before him with his CD release, Medical Cures For The Chromatic Commands Of The Inner City on Blue Canoe Records.
Ron's work as an instructor, mentor, recording artist and leader, has earned him world-wide recognition. Ron is perhaps best known for his work as lead trombonist in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra conducted by Wynton Marsalis, as well as his collaborative effort with Wycliffe Gordon on the Atlantic Record Label titled Bone Structure.
Mr. Westray's compositional achievements allow him a notable position among jazz composers, while his accomplishments on the trombone showcase him as a virtuoso instrumentalist. In 1988, Ron entered South Carolina State University. Still a student, Ron joined Marcus Roberts' Band and made his recording debut on Roberts' As Serenity Approached. Upon completing his Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in 1992, Mr. Westray joined the Jazz Futures II, an international touring group comprised of young talented jazz musicians. Later that year, Ron was awarded a graduate assistantship to attend Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Westray completed his Master of Arts degree in 1994....
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