American Songbook Preservation Society...Singing the Great
By A. J. Julian
Ronald S. Kaplan has spent most of his time as a singer
pursuing his musical talent in the San Francisco area.
It has never been easy for an independent performer to get
the World to take notice of their creative work and keep
them motivated in this situation.
Mr. Kaplan has had to assume the difficulty of creating his
own independent record company to document his work. Along
with this, he has taken on many roles; as the performing
artist, producer, marketing and promotion, and the booking
In addition to this, he has created another undertaking for
his engaging life and love for the Composers and Music of
what has become known as The Great American Songbook.
This has led to his creation of American Songbook
The Mission is to Preserve our musical cultural treasure
known as the Great American Songbook, by presenting this
music to the public at home and abroad as Ambassadors of
This recording, Singing the Great American Songbook is the
production from a benefit concert given by Ron Kaplan at
Kuumbwa jazz Center on January 25, 2007.
Assisting him in this concert were stellar players Marshall
Otwell-piano and Stan Poplin-bass.
The recording consists of a 14 track program selecting
interesting choices of tunes for the album