Ron Brendle Quartet CD Release – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – February 24th, 2019

Ron Brendle Quartet CD Release

The Evening Muse presents

Ron Brendle Quartet CD Release

Troy Conn, Keith Davis, John Spurrier

Sun, February 24, 2019

Doors: 3:30 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC


Tickets at the Door

Ron Brendle
Ron Brendle
Ron Brendle, a freelance bassist in the Charlotte area has performed and recorded with many notable jazz artists of international stature, including John Abercrombie, Chris Potter, Clark Terry, Hank Crawford, Andrew Hill, Charlie Byrd, Lee Konitz, Charlie Rouse, Mose Allison, Dom Flemons and Frank Kimbrough.

Ron is also the recipient of two North Carolina Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship Grants.
He graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor Degree in music and studied bass with Charlie Haden at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

"Brendle is a monster bassist, whether using the bow or playing with his fingers."
Ron Wynn JazzTimes

"Brendle's choice to remain in Charlotte has limited his exposure to wider audiences, which no doubt would find him to be a bassist of note were he to live in New York. Nonetheless, Here is the work of a progressive bassist with much imagination to share with appreciative listeners."
Bill Donaldson Jazz Improv Magazine
Troy Conn
Troy Conn started playing guitar at age thirteen. Soon after, he was playing shows before he could even drive himself to them. By sixteen, he was on the scene performing in local rock clubs. At UNC Charlotte, Troy studied classical guitar and, after graduating, was invited to study at Berklee Guitar Sessions under a full scholarship. Versatile in jazz, classical, and rock, Troy has performed across the country and overseas. He is a native to Charlotte, NC, where he regularly plays with his own bands - Ocie Davis Trio, Al Sergel IVtet, Bunky Moon, and Fat Face - as well as with local musicians and with artists on tour. Troy often utilizes his diverse background in styles to perform with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and numerous pit orchestras. When he 's not playing, he's often teaching and mentoring younger musicians, from elementary school through the university level. In addition to this, he also teaches a Jazz camp for The Jazz Arts Initiative as well as Community School of the Arts and does private, one-on-one instruction. His latest CD, "Old and New," was released in Spring 2018.
Keith Davis
Keith Davis has established a distinguished reputation as a jazz pianist, composer, and educator during his 40 years as a professional musician. He has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and Matt “Guitar” Murphy
(Blues Brothers).

Keith has also performed with such great musicians as David “Fathead” Newman, Ben Riley, Donald Byrd, Mike Mainieri, Pat LaBarbera, Jeff Hershfield, Jamie Baum, Joel Spencer and Rakalam Bob Moses.

He regularly performs throughout the Southeast. This September, he was inducted into the Coastal Jazz Hall of Fame at the Savannah Jazz Festival, where he also performed with renowned saxophonist Javon Jackson, along with Delbert Felix and Quentin Baxter.

He served on the faculty of the Brevard College Summer Jazz Workshop from 1998 through 2001, with guest artists including Conrad Herwig, Byron Stripling, Ronnie Cuber, and Wycliffe Gordon.

Keith studied with respected Atlanta jazz instructor Ted Howe. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, during which time he also studied with renowned saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi.

Keith’s participation in the 1985 Banff Summer Jazz Workshop in Banff, Alberta, Canada included intensive study with such faculty members as Dave Liebman, Dave Holland, John Abercrombie, Don Thompson, Kenny Wheeler and Cecil Taylor.
Currently, Keith lives in Greenville, SC, where he serves as Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Piano at Furman University. He performs regularly with his trio, Ron Brendle, bass, and Justin Watt, drums. He is also involved with the Greenville Jazz Collective, which presents performances and educational programs. Keith also teaches privately.

Keith has released two CDs of original music, "Still", by the Keith Davis Trio, with Ron Brendle and Justin Watt, and "Presence", solo piano.

He also practices and teaches Hunyuan Chen style Taiji, created by Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang. Keith's teachers are Wang Fengming and Yang Yang.
John Spurrier
John Spurrier is a Charlotte, NC-based drummer with over 25 years experience performing, teaching, and recording throughout the SouthEast. John prides himself on fully embracing a variety of musical genres and works regularly with artists spanning jazz, rock, funk, r&b, and world music. In addition to playing with a number of local jazz artists, John is a regular member of The Shana Blake Band (soul/r&b), and a long standing member of original artist Gigi Dover & The Big Love.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC