Ron Browning

Ron Browning

BandJazz

"Ron's style is reminiscent of several great pianists. It encompasses the intellect of Duke Ellington and the elegance of Hank Jones; the quirkiness of Thelonius Monk and the melancholy of Bill Evans. This recording shows an artist who is deep and muti-faceted." (Nashville Jazz Workshop)

Biography

Ron is a jazz pianist and is presently a recording artist for Alliant Music Group. As a vocal coach, his students range from major recording artists, to star attractions on subscription series, to acts for Vegas showrooms. He also grooms singers for their very first public performance and works with all genres of music.

A native of eastern Kentucky, Ron Browning has been immersed in both performing and fine arts since childhood. His educational background include a BME in voice and piano from the University of Kentucky, post-graduate studies and teaching credentials from University of California at Northridge, and a Professional Designation of Recording Arts and Sciences at UCLA. Ron currently resides in Nashville, TN.

As a singer, Ron has recorded with the legendary H.B.Barnum in Hollywood, notorious for producing and/or doing arrangements for artists like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, the Supremes, Frank Sinatra and Etta James. Some of Ron’s TV and radio credits include The Mike Douglas Show, PM Magazine, Hollywood Celebrity Telethons, Kiss radio, as well as many TV and radio shows throughout KY, and TN.

As a songwriter, his achievements include hits with RCA, special writing assignments for Paramount Television, a dance suite for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, an original long-running musical in Los Angeles, and orchestrations and incidental music for Franklin Lacey, co-author of The Music Man.

Ron is presently writing a vocal method text based on his work and the seminars that he does both locally and across the country. He is on staff at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.


Discography

Recently released CD, "In A Sentimental Mood" with 13 standards.

Set List

A typical set is from 45 to 50 minutes long. It depends on the size of room and how many folks are in the audience. It depends on the chemistry. If the audience is really digging what I'm doing, I don't take a break between the first 2 sets. I like to go with the flow, but always with the management's approval.
Set lists would include some of the following tunes:
"In A Sentimental Mood"
"Sophisticated Lady"
"Round Midnight"
"Lady Be Good"
"Dancing On the Ceiling"
"Darn That Dream"
"Never Let Me Go"
"The Nearness of You"
"The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
"It Never Entered My Mind"
"I Wanna Be Around"
"Satin Doll"