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.

 

MAY

 

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

 

JUNE

 

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

    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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