RON BLAKE

Hard Bop / World Fusion / Soul Jazz / Post Bop • United States
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Virgin Islands native Ron Blake currently resides in New York City. He has released four recordings as a leader; in addition, his discography numbers over 60 recordings as a guest and sideman. He is a member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band (2005) and is on faculty at the Juilliard School (2007).

Blake took up the saxophone at age 10 in St. Thomas public schools. He attended the National Music Camp (79-81) and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy (80-82), later matriculating into Northwestern University (1986). After graduation from Northwestern, Blake worked extensively in the Chicago area before being appointed to the faculty of the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1990.

In 1992, Blake re-located to New York joining Roy Hargrove’s Quintet. In addition to his contemporaries, he’s worked with many masters including Art Farmer and Roy Haynes.

Blake’s debut recording Up Front and Personal with special guest Johnny Griffin was released
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RON BLAKE Ron Blake Quartet Special Guest Johnny Griffin : Up Front & Personal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ron Blake Quartet Special Guest Johnny Griffin : Up Front & Personal
Hard Bop 2000
RON BLAKE Lest We Forget album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lest We Forget
Soul Jazz 2003
RON BLAKE Sonic Tonic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonic Tonic
World Fusion 2005
RON BLAKE Shayari album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shayari
Post Bop 2008
RON BLAKE Mistaken Identity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mistaken Identity
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