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.




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




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


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

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




  • Jazz Artist of the Year

    Creative Loafing Magazine








  • Grants for Jazz Composition

    North Carolina Arts Council



    Charlotte Arts and Science Council


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