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Where are you located?
Charlotte, NC
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Vocalist
Tell us a little about your background...
I am a singer, recorded The Songs Of Billy Strayhorn, produced by PBS radio station WGBH in Boston. I am also a radio producer at the station for 21 years and continue to perform live with my band in concerts and nightclubs. I am also the President of The New England Jazz Alliance in Boston, that produces the New England Jazz Hall Of Fame Exhibit.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Through an email from Marissa Dodge.
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.rongillsings.com

Ron Gill's Blog

Industry In Pain

Posted on July 26, 2009 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

There are some discouraging signs going on in the jazz community and we need to figure out a way to help change the course that is being taken, a case in point, the radio stations taking jazz programmers off the air.

One of our Jazz Programmers, Bobby Jackson, at radio station, WCPN in Cleveland was the latest to get a pink slip and will no longer be a voice on the radio jazz scene. This is happening as we speak with other radio stations across the country and eliminating jazz programmers… Continue

Michael Jackson

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments

The death of Michael Jackson comes as a surprise for one reason. My family loves Michael for his talent and artistry. Just a few days before he passed we sat for an hour or so watching his YouTube videos that my son had on his computer. We watched them on a TV hookup. We were so thrilled to watch him go through the paces he created. Not knowing of course, that in a few hours he'd be gone. What a shock. How could this be, we wondered? But, there it is..the King Of Pop...gone. But, as with other… Continue

To Charlotte I go...

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Well, All, I arrived in Charlotte, NC, and doing that thing to get started...UN-PACKING. But, it's all coming together.

I have not been keeping up with the Network of late but now that I am settling in I'll be checking in more often.

I am looking forward to connecting with all you southern cats (lol), so we can do some music together. I am a mainstream jazz guy, and will be looking for piano, bass and drum guys and

whatever else.

Give me a heads up on what is happening here… Continue

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At 10:13pm on March 19, 2010, Victor Fields said…
WOW! is right! I'm going to hang here a minute and savor the musings of Mr. Ron Gil over a glass of Merlot .... get a little dreamy. You know what I mean? Peace and Blessings! By the way ... I'm from Worcester.
At 11:26am on January 17, 2010, Ron Gill said…
If I have not said it before, Happy New Year to all you folks on the Jazz Network.
As I have said before, I look to my new place in Charlotte to be challenging in 2010, but I strongly believe in being positive and I can see things happening, albeit slowly, but looking promising. I will keep you all updated.
Heading back to Boston in March/April to do some performing, one of which is sharing the stage with my musical partner, John Stein, in a Double CD Release Party, celebrating John's recording, Raisin' The Roof, and our collaboration with Gilad Barkan, Turn Up The Quiet.
At 9:26pm on December 5, 2009, John Van Dyke said…
Ron
I'm listening to you right now. WOW ... This is beautiful- I'm inspired by your interpretation. I love your voice - I love this song (Dreamy) - I love the arrangement. Fragile is Swingin!!!!! I'm hosting a series of concerts in New Bern (kind of a long way from Charlotte) Do you ever get down this way? Would you consider a concert here?
At 5:35am on August 18, 2009, Petra Caramela said…
Love your Fragile...! Greetings from Bxl, P
At 4:30am on August 13, 2009, Barbara said…
Hi Ron thanks so much for visiting my page, and your feedback was very much appreciated it means a lot. I really like the song Fragile and the pace, would love to sing it as a duet it has a nice head. Is it an original? I've not heard it before. Lovely musicians you have really nice !!!. Thanks for for the friendship and look forward to sharing the music we love. Love BJ
At 3:51am on August 11, 2009, Barbara said…
Hi Ron dropped in to hear your wonderful voice and how inspiring it is for a newbie like me who is still learning about how wonderful Jazz is. Sooo much to learn from everyone here and what wonderful joy music is and how it brings people together. Enjoyed reading and learning about you on the website wishing you all the best Love and respect to you BJ
At 2:15pm on August 1, 2009, TomtheJazzman said…
Ron, all the best with your new up coming project.
Check me out at http://purejazzradio.org
Saturday 4-7 PM
Sunday 3-6 AM
Sunday 9-Noon Jazz Brunch

Enjoy
At 5:54pm on July 26, 2009, Dena Taylor said…
Ron, thank you so much for that encouraging response to my blog. It's already proved to be anything but easy .. however .. I also know that life without stretching and using my voice is also painful!
At 10:46pm on June 21, 2009, Michael Matheny said…
Hello Ron.. drmike of radioIO Real Jazz and radioIO Vocal Jazz.. here. Welcome to North Carolina. What brings you to Charlotte? I work the radioIO Jazz Networks from Wilkesboro, just North West from Charlotte. drmike/Michael Matheny/ www.radioio.com
At 12:13pm on April 20, 2009, Lori Jenaire said…
Hi Ron,

Jaijai mentioned that you are moving to Raleigh North Carolina and might be looking for a place. I have a town house available for rent there - if you would like to see it, please let me know.

Lori
 
 
 

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