ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Ron Carter

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Name: Ron Carter
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:00 PM
Presentation Venue: MAC Stage
Presentation Title: Ron Carter in Recital
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Jazz
Bio:  Ron Carter is among the most original,
prolific, and influential bassists in jazz history, with more than 2,200 albums
to his credit, an accomplishment honored in the 2015 Guinness Book of World
Records. He has recorded with greats including: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena
Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes
Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons, Jaki Byard, Eric Dolphy and Cannonball Adderley.

From 1963 to 1968, Ron was a member of the classic and
acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade
by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and MVP by
the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He earned two Grammy
awards, one in 1993 for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, and another in 1998 for
“Call Sheet Blues” from the film “Round Midnight”.

Ron has composed music for the classic films A Gathering of
Old Men, The Passion of Beatrice and Blind Faith.

In 2014, Ron received the medallion and title of Commander of
the Order of Arts and Letters, France's premier cultural award, by the French
Minister of Culture.

A best selling author, Carter’s books include Building Jazz
Bass Lines and his autobiography Finding The Right Notes, soon to be an
audiobook. In 2016 he published Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method, an
advanced level book pioneering the use of QR codes to demonstrate technique in
printed books. Additionally, Ron authored The Ron Carter Songbook, a collection
of 119 original compositions.

In 2017, Ron expanded his reach to his considerable worldwide
following on Facebook, where he regularly posts helpful information and
back-stories for bass players and fans alike. His “Facebook Live” events are
enjoyed around the world.

Ron teaches frequently at master classes around the world. He
has also received 5 honorary doctorates, most recently from The Juilliard

Ron continues to tour worldwide, playing to sold-out crowds
across Europe, Asia, and South America.

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