Ron Kearns

Ron Kearns is a producer, educator, arranger and recording artist. He is a Vandoren Artist. He produced Terell Stafford's first two CDs,Paul Carr's debut CD and has six CDs released under his own name—Handprints, The Ron Kearns Quintet Live! at Blues Alley—Blues in the Alley, Looking Back, Stepping Forward, Ron Kearns Live at Montpelier,Introspective and Quiet Nights. He has over 40 CD productions to his credit.

GRAMMY Educational Award-Signature School (twice), Down Beat Excellence in Jazz Education Award (Jazz Achievement 2005), 50 Most Influential Directors (2002)


Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces; Vandoren of Paris Selmer Mark VI alto sax; Selmer Super Action 80 Series II tenor; and Yanagasawa straight soprano

Primary Instrument



Columbia, MD

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


Thirty years as a Band/Orchestra/Jazz Director (public school);Private instructor on flute and all saxes (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Clinic/Workshop Information

Vandoren Performing Artist - Clinics on reeds and mouthpiece selection, saxophone technique and Jazz styles and improvisation

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sax, alto
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sax, alto
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sax, tenor
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sax, tenor

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