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Ron Jackson

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Versatile and sophisticated jazz guitarist Ron Jackson has performed, recorded and taught music in over 30 countries. With a varied career as a performer, composer and arranger, Highlights include shows and tours with artists such as Taj Mahal, Jimmy McGriff, Larry Coryell, Benny Golson, Oliver Lake, Russell Malone and Mulgrew Miller. Ron has been featured as a leader in jazz festivals all over the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festivals and Winter Jazzfest, NYC. Born in the Philippines, lived in many states as a kid, then settled in Harvard, Massachusetts, west of Boston, Ron was initially influenced by rock guitar greats like Jimmy Page, before falling under the spell of jazz and following the style and career of jazz guitar luminaries like Pat Metheny and George Benson

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Standards and My Songs

Label: Roni Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl); Walk Fast; From Dusk To Dawn; For Pat; Moose The Mooche; This Nearly Was Mine; The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite); Will You Still Be Mine?; She Is Love; Roundabout; Time After Time

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New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Jesse Garland, Marilyn Scott and trombonist Michael Dease, with birthday shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, as well as vocalists Carla Hassett, Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Tara Davidson, and Kate Bush among others. Congratulations to new NEA Jazz Master Regina Carter . Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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Kurt Elling, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio & Buster Williams

Read "Kurt Elling, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio & Buster Williams" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From legendary bassist Buster Williams, we stride into the 748th Episode of Neon Jazz. After Buster, we hear from his old friend, guitarist Larry Coryell. In that esteemed group of veterans, we also hear from the 95-year old guitarist George Freeman and a new song off his 2022 album Everybody Say Yeah. Along with old school ...

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Take Five with Eugenie Jones

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Meet Eugenie Jones Born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, Eugenie Jones's father, Eugene, was the director of the local Friendship Baptist Church Choir, and her mother was the choir's lead soprano. However, Jones possessed no latent desire to one day become a singer herself. She earned her MBA, married, and moved to Seattle, raising two ...

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New Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts to Harold Arlen, Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts to Harold Arlen, Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalist Liz Terrell, guitarist Ron Jackson and pianist Wendy Kirkland with birthday shoutouts to Harold Arlen (who wrote with several fine women lyricists) in the first hour and Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson in the second hour, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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Take Five with Ron Jackson

Read "Take Five with Ron Jackson" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Ron Jackson: World-renowned, Seven String Jazz Guitarist, composer, and arranger, Ron Jackson has performed, recorded, and taught music in over 30 countries. Jackson is likely the only African American seven-string jazz guitarist alive. His goal is to bring awareness to the instrument through education, music, and events. As a musician, Jackson has been ...

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Hot Lips Page & Ted Nash

Read "Hot Lips Page & Ted Nash" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The 675th Episode of Neon Jazz is focused on jazz guitar. We start the hour with Ron Jackson and material off his latest 2019 release Standards and Other Songs. We also hear from Pat Metheny, George Russell and Alvaro Rojas. As the 2020 pandemic continues to rage across the planet, we hear from modern jazz musicians ...

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Standards and Other Songs

Label: Roni Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Moon Dance; The Best Thing for You Is Me; Anytime; Lovely Day; Hard Times; Blame It on My Youth; You Are My Lady; From This Moment On; Passion Fruit; Pensitiva; More Than You Know; Somewhere in the Night.

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Ron Jackson: Standards and Other Songs

Read "Standards and Other Songs" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes


Ron Jackson may have the bluesiest seven-string guitar in New York City. He peppers a carefully deliberate swing throughout every track on Standards And Other Songs, joined by Nathan Brown on acoustic bass and Darrell Green at the drum kit. As suggested by its simple title, the album is a collection covering a broad range of ...


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