Ron Kaplan

Biography Ron Kaplan's musical style is reminiscent of the great singers of the 1950’s continuing the tradition of performing songs from the Popular and Jazz Standards of the Great American Songbook. Critics note Kaplan’s phrasing, tone, diction, relaxed style, and his ability to get to the heart of a song with his own mark of musicianship, while featuring superb musicians in his live performances and on his recordings, enjoyed around world.

What the critics are saying… “Ron Kaplan is an original personality in the world of jazz vocalists and he has managed to put his name into that previously closed inner circle. He has breathed new life into it by the sheer force of his style, for as you know, “the style is the man himself”. The Velvet Crooner and the elegant power of his seemingly casual phrasing is in fact, ultra-tight and perfectly seductive.” —Jean Szlamowicz, Jazz Hot

“This is one male vocalist destined to become one of the greats in the field. Ron Kaplan is the genuine article.” …D. David Dreis

“The heart and soul of a mature vocalist and leader…” …Jazz Improv Magazine

“Kaplan phrases with sophisticated ease at any tempo.” … JazzTimes Magazine

“What you have here is one of the most original singers to come along in quite some time from the jazz singing school of Mark Murphy and Tony Bennett polished off with some unique and handy swinging.” … In Tune International “Jazz singers come and go; few have staying power. Kaplan is one you can bet will be around for some time. First he’s a true jazz singer who knows his way around a tune, swinging in the irreverent manner that made singers like Mark Murphy, Jackie Paris and Mel Torme stars. Kaplan’s a musician first and foremost using his voice as an integral part of the jazz mode.” …Rapport

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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 agent.

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 Preservation Society”.

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 Song.

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

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Retro

Kapland Records
2014

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Blue and Sentimental

Kapland Records
2013

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New York

Point of Departure, WMPG-FM
2009

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New York

Kapland Records
2007

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Saloon

Kapland Records
2006

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Lounging Around

Kapland Records
2006

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My Favorite Things

From: High Standards
By Ron Kaplan

Old Devil Moon

From: Dedicated
By Ron Kaplan

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