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.

 

NOVEMBER

 

02 - Bechtle Museum w/ Ziad quartet and special guest Danny Walsh 6 and 8pm

 

03 - private event

 

05 - Crown Station w/ Ocie Davis 10-11:30pm

 

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

 

09 - Birkdale Village, Huntersville NC w/ Holly Hopkins 7:30-10:30pm

 

10 - private event

 

15 - private event

 

17 - private event

 

24 - Purple Onion, Sauda NC w/ Keith Davis anf Justin Watt 7:30-9:30pm

 

28 - Napa on Providence w/ Tom Billoto 7-9pm

 

 

DECEMBER

 

01 - Sharp 9 Gallery, Durham NC w/ Angela Bingham and Scott Sawyer 8-10pm

 

03 - private event

 

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

 

05 - private event

 

06 - private event

 

07 - private event

 

09 - private event

 

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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