Ron Kischuk

Ron Kischuk's Biography

Ron Kischuk is the leader of the Masters of Music Big Band and the Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band. He is also the owner of Brassworks Entertainment in Detroit, MI and the Masters of Music Conservatory in Royal Oak, MI. Ron is the Artistic Director of the Toledo Jazz Orchestra and the Managing & Artistic Director of the Toledo Jazz Festival.

Ron is on the adjunct faculty at Wayne State University, teaching both classical and jazz trombone as well as classical and jazz trumpet. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is the Detroit area's most prominent trombonist. He has been a featured soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on several occasions and has performed with the orchestra many times as Principal or Assistant Principal Trombone. Ron is Principal Trombone of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, and he is the first call trombonist for the Fox Theatre in Detroit and Andiamo's Celebrity Showroom in Warren, MI. His Masters Of Music Big Band has backed up Johnny Mathis, Hal Linden, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Rosemary Clooney, Wayne Newton and Regis Philbin, to name a few.

Ron has released numerous CDs as leader. They have included artists such as NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller as well as Peter Erskine on an album featuring the music of Stan Kenton. Other CD releases include Basin Street Blues with the Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band and Splanky with the Masters of Music Big Band (minus 9). Ron has recorded with Aretha Franklin, Vickie Winans, Tim Bowman, the Four Tops, The Temptations, Grand Funk Railroad, the Les Brown Band, Emerald Sinfonietta, Alfio, Russ Miller, Paul Finazzo, Bobby Murray, Stewart Francke, Karen Newman, Alto Reed, Jimmy Scott, Randy Scott and the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra. He is Lead Trombone on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and he has performed on several additional movie soundtracks, including Air Force One: The President's Plane and Bring Back Summertime.

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