Born: June 13, 1970
One of the most highly regarded trombonist of his generation, Ron Westray continues to expand upon the legacy set before him with his CD releases, Jimi Jazz, Live From Austin and Medical Cures For The Chromatic Commands Of The Inner City.
Professor Ron Westray’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording, and publishing. Since the early nineties he has performed as trombonist or lead trombonist with the most prestigious jazz ensembles in the world, including the Mingus Big Band, New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Wynton Marsalis Septet, Irving Mayfield, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and the Marcus Roberts Ensemble, in hundreds of performances around the globe. ...
Awards* Performs regularly with The Wynton Marsalis Septet * Performs regularly with New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra * Currently Associate Professor at York University (Toronto, Canada) * Serves as the Oscar Peterson Chair in Jazz Performance
Live from AustinBlue Canoe Records
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Currently Ron Westray is an Associate Professor at York University in Toronto Canada. In addition to teaching at the University, Ron is also available for private lessons.
Ron Westray brings a sense of youth and a historical perspective to his clinics.