Playing rock, jazz, folk or pop; electric or upright; Ron Brendle's warm organic bass tone calls forth the sounds of the great bass players of our time.
15 - Joy Bistro, Boone NC w/ Andy Page and Gary Claude 6 - 9pm
16 - private event
19 - Southpark Grill w/ Tom Billoto 6:30pm
29 - Eddie V’s w/ Noel Freidline Trio 6-10pm
30 - Eddie V’s w/ Noel Freidline Trio 6-10pm
31 - Carolina Music Museum, Greenville, SC
01 - Southern Range Brewery w/ Dennis Contraras 7:30pm
05 - Joy Bistro, Boone NC w/ Andy Page and Gary Claude 6 - 9pm
09 - private event
19 - Joy Bistro, Boone NC w/ Andy Page and Gary Claude 6 - 9pm
22 - Jazz Corner, Hilton Head SC w/ Ron Brendle Quartet 8pm
23 - Jazz Corner, Hilton Head SC w/ Ron Brendle Quartet 8pm
24 - Taproom, Hickory NC w/ Mike Holestien and Rick Cline 7-9pm
29 - Southpark Grill w/ Tom Billoto 6:30pm
All shows in Charlotte unless otherwise indicated.
Being a musician and learning about music is a journey that thankfully never ends.
I have had many magic moments:
When I first heard a recording of Charlie Haden, I knew he was my ideal. His rich organic tone hit in the center of my heart and I wanted to emulate his sound and feeling. Years later, I had the incredible opportunity to study with Haden in a Master Class at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Then there was the time I met bass pioneer Jaco Pastorious, who hugely influenced my playing of the electric bass.
Over the years, I have shared the stage or recorded with artists as varied as Mose Allison, John Abercrombie, Charlie Byrd, Dizzy Gillepsie, Hank Crawford, Ray Charles, Sheila Jordan, George Hamilton V, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Kimbrough, Maria Howell and Dom Flemmons.
Best Bass Player
Jazz Artist of the Year
Creative Loafing Magazine
Grants for Jazz Composition
North Carolina Arts Council
Charlotte Arts and Science Council