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Who is Ronald Hartwell?
Ronald Hartwell has been performing, teaching and enjoying music for over thirty-five years. He regularly entertains audiences in formal and informal settings. Currently he performs in Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati areas of Ohio. I’ve seem him lead all size groups from his Different Hats Big Band at RiverScape to jazz jams for young players at the BRD House in Englewood. He is the hardest working musician and educator that I have the pleasure of knowing. He never ceases to amaze me in his ability to play virtually every instrument he picks up as well as being a credible vocalist. He combines a deep love of traditional music from across Europe and the Americas with a flair for innovation, improvisation and composition. He is equally at home performing musical theater and jazz laced rendition of popular songs as he is in the concert hall. Performances regularly include the best of Broadway, Jazz Classics, and gems from the rich heritage of North / Central / South America and Europe.
Ronald Hartwell has studied historical art music of North America and Europe at the University of Arizona, jazz, theater and composition at Berklee College. His mentors have included Peter Walker (Julliard) for Piano Proficiency Richard Herman (Indiana) Flute, Joseph Viola (Conservatories de Paris – Marcel Mule) Saxophone and Ernest Dalwood (Cambridge – BBC and ESO) Clarinet. In addition to instrumental studies he has studied voice with Carole Forte and acting with Rylan (L.B.) Brenner.
Upcoming on Saturday, October 20 he is producing, as part of Jazz Central’s resurgence of jazz in Dayton, a tribute to one of the greatest King of Swing legends in history when he plays Benny Goodman and Mark Smarelli plays Lionel Hampton from 8:00 pm to midnight, which will cover the small group music renditions from Goodman’s trios, quartets, quintets and sextets.
Here are some (not all) of the upcoming jazz events for the next couple of weeks:
Tonight Wednesday, October 10 – Randy Fankell’s Jazz Militia is at the Wright State’s Student Union Hearth Lounge inFairborn and Saxophonist Composer Educator Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet is at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern KentuckyUniversity.
Thursday October 11 – the Street of Dreams (organ & vibes jazz trio) is at Spinoza’s in Beavercreek and Jeff Coffin Mu’tet is at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights.
Friday October 12 – Shawn Stanley Trio performs at Carvers Steaks & Chops in Centerville while fo/mo/deep is playing at Dick’s Den in Columbus.
Saturday October 13 – Jazz Central is bringing the Blues back to their club for a one evening performance of Big Joe Blue & the Foundations in Dayton and Joe Dunlap, Jim Masters & Chris Berg are at the Worthington Inn in Worthington.
Sunday October 14 – Phil DeGreg Trio performs at Dee Felice in Covington, Ky. and Dayton’s longest jazz jam continues at Jazz Central in Dayton.
Monday October 15 – the John Taylor Trio is at the Brio Tuscan Grille in Beavercreek and the Clintonville Woman’s Club is hosting Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra.
Tuesday October 16 – the Blue Wisp Jazz Club presents Jazz from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and the Park St. Tavern Jazz Jam continues in Columbus.
Wednesday October 17 – Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers performs at Neil’s Heritage House in Dayton and the James Elliott Project Featuring Roger Baccus is performing at Zanzibar Brews in Columbus.
Thursday October 18 – the Generations Big Band returns for their monthly gig at Jazz Central in Dayton and Ricky Nye plays Betty’s Bar in Cincinnati.
Friday October 19 – Captain Carl (from Florida) and his Jazz Pirates invade Jazz Central and the Thompson House presents a Tribute to Louis Armstrong in Newport, Ky.
Saturday October 20 – Jazz Central will present a tribute to Benny Goodman featuring Ron Hartwell and Mark Smarelli inDayton and The Tommy Wade Orchestra will play at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus.
Sunday October 21 – WDPS 89.5-FM will present their second Listener Appreciation Concert at the David H. PonitzCareer Center offering jazz & swing dance music by a select group of entertainers headlining with the Generations Big Band and the after party jam session will be at Jazz Central in Dayton.
Monday October 22 – Blue Wisp Jazz Club offers a Jazz Jam hosted by Sandy Suskind in Cincinnati and Tia Roseboro & Vernon Hairston are at the Old Bag Of Nails in Columbus.
Tuesday October 23 – the Tony Monaco Trio is at the Rumba Café in Columbus and the UD University Jazz Band & Jazz Lab Band performs at University of Dayton Boll Theatre.
More info and jazz listings can be found at JazzAdvocate.com