Bass player Ron Brendle

Ron Brendle

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.

 

DECEMBER

 

01 - Sharp 9 Gallery Durham NC w/ Angela Bingham and Scott Sawyer 8pm

 

04 -  Joy Bistro, Boone NC w/ Andy Page and Gary Claude 6 - 9pm

 

07 - Bechtle Museum w/ Ziad quartet 6 and 8pm

 

18 - Joy Bistro, Boone NC w/ Andy Page and Gary Claude 6 - 9pm

 

28 - Bacchus, Moorsville NC w/ Holly Hopkins 7-10pm

 

JANUARY

 

04 - Bechtle Museum w/ Ziad quartet 6 and 8pm

 

06 - Hilton Head SC, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina w/ Jazz Vibes Showcase: Tony Miceli, David Friedman, Warren Wolf and Joe Locke. 2-4pm

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

    Charlotte Magazine

    2007

    2008

    1998

  • Jazz Artist of the Year

    Creative Loafing Magazine

    2001

    2002

    2003

    2004

    1998

    1996

    1995

  • Grants for Jazz Composition

    North Carolina Arts Council

    1991

    2001

    Charlotte Arts and Science Council

    2000

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