Ron has been a professional musician for over 40 years, playing virtually all styles of music in every setting from concert hall to theater to the recording studio. At home performing on both the electric and double basses, Ron also has a particular fondness for teaching, which he does at the University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado Christian University, and Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Being a big softie when it comes to kids, Ron has been part of Inside the Orchestra’s & “Tiny Tots” program for decades and plays “side by side” concerts with students and the Colorado Chamber Orchestra.
Ron has performed with many jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Eddie Daniels, Billy Taylor, Kurt Elling, Lawrence Hobgood, Shelly Berg, Michael Wolff, Bill Watrous, Tom Scott, Bobby McFerrin, Red Rodney, Phil Wilson, Byron Stripling, Clare Fischer, Diane Schuur and Doc Severinson. He has appeared with the Colorado Symphony and Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestras as well as numerous festival orchestras. Broadway show work includes the national companies of “Chorus Line”, “The Color Purple” and “Legally Blonde” at Denver’s Buell Theatre. Ron has played concert performances with Pavarotti, Bocelli, Earth, Wind and Fire, Yes, Marvin Hamlisch, Linda Ronstadt, Maureen McGovern, Rosemary Clooney, Billy Crystal, Pete Barbutti and many others.
Ron played the U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. in 2001 and has played corporate and private social events all over the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. With this Jazz Quartet he played the Queenstown Jazz Festival in New Zealand. As part of the Park Hill Brass and the Rocky Mountain Trio Ron played for several summers in the “Jazz in the Vercors” festival in the Alps of southern France. He was also part of the workshop associated with the festival.