The Ron McCurdy Collective

The Ron McCurdy Collective

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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Yamaha Artists Ron McCurdy has cultivated a blend of jazz standards into a unique fashion that allows for the tight vocal harmonies and funky rhythm section to compliment the soulful trumpet. The Ron McCurdy Collective is currently promoting their latest CD: April in Paris.

Biography

The Ron McCurdy Collective

The Ron McCurdy collective is the brainchild of veteran educator and professor Ron McCurdy. As a musically and vocally gifted educator and performer, Ron has developed this new and exciting group. The collective combines the sounds of Ron’s soulful trumpet with a vocal quartet of some Los Angeles’ most gifted singers. The Ron McCurdy Collective will perform some of the best-known jazz standards and popular songs with a very contemporary twist. Swing, funk and spirited improvisations will excite the audience with this rare combination of jazz trumpet and vocals in the spirit of Take 6, Lambert Hedricks and Ross, NY Voices and Manhattan Transfer.

Dr. Ronald C. McCurdy is professor of music in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California (USC) and is Past-President of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE). Prior to his appointment at USC he served as Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at USC.

Ron released his first CD titled, “Once Again for the First Time” on the INNOVA label and is co-author of a vocal jazz improvisation series titled “Approaching the Standards”, published by Warner Bros. Ron is the director of the National Grammy Vocal Jazz Ensemble and combo, and also serves as Director of the Walt Disney All-American College Band in Anaheim, CA.

Ron has performed with a host of legendary jazz artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Terence Blanchard, Leslie Uggams, Arturo Sandoval, Diane Schuur, Ramsey Lewis, Mercer Ellington, Dr. Billy Taylor, Maynard Ferguson, Lionel Hampton, and Dianne Reeves. Ron is a performing artist for the Yamaha International Corporation.

For more information, please visit his website: www.ronmccurdy.com

Discography

The Ron McCurdy Collective- April In Paris

Set List

So What
April In Paris
Even The Pain
Jacket Town
Brazasia
Intro of the Group (Am D7, Gm C7, FM, FM, Bm E7)
Lotus Blossom
Winelight
Hush
Jazz Crimes
Tight
Walk With Me Lord