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.

 

APRIL

 

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

 

04 - Davidson St Pub House w/ Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30-11pm

 

06 - Bechtle Museum w/ Ziad Quartet 6 and 8pm

 

10 - Levine Center for the Arts plaza, Charlotte Jazz Fest w/ Troy Conn Quartet 11:45am

 

11 - Davidson St Pub House w/ Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30-11pm

 

13 - Levine Center for the Arts plaza, Charlotte Jazz Fest w/ Al Sergel Quartet 11:45am

 

13 - Levine Center for the Arts plaza, Charlotte Jazz Fest w/ Sean Higgins Trio 5:30pm

 

14 - Levine Center for the Arts plaza, Charlotte Jazz Fest w/ Ron Brendle Quartet 1:30pm

 

15 - Barley’s, Asheville NC w/ Keith Davis and Justin Watt 7pm

 

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

 

18 - Davidson St Pub House w/ Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30-11pm

 

20 - private event

 

21 - Boom Fest w/Al Sergel 8:30pm

 

22 - Taproom, Hickory NC w/ Mike Holestien and Rick Cline 7-9pm

 

25 - Davidson St Pub House w/ Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30-11pm

 

26 - Midwood Guitar Studio w/ Al Sergel IVtet 7pm

 

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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