Ron McClure (b. November 22, 1941, in New Haven, Connecticut), a bassist, has played in hard bop, jazz-rock, and free and bebop sessions and bands.
He started on piano at age five, and later played accordion and bass. McClure studied privately with Joseph Iadone and, later, with Hall Overton and Don Sebesky.
He attended the Hartt School of Music, graduating in 1963 and worked in the Buddy Rich Sextet the same year. He then joined Maynard Ferguson's big band and, afterwards, Herbie Mann in 1964; and then assumed the bass chair in the Wynton Kelly Trio vacated by the late Paul Chambers in 1965 (playing behind guitarist Wes Montgomery)