Biography

Ron GillRon Gill is a professional jazz singer, a graphic designer/art director, a producer of concerts and shows, and a retired jazz-on-air radio producer from Boston, Massachusetts. He retired to Charlotte, NC permanently.

Previously Ron has been the president of two jazz organizations, The Jazz Coalition and the New England Jazz Alliance. His contributions as an established personality in Boston and New England is well known in jazz circles.

Before leaving Boston, Ron Gill had been part of the Boston jazz scene for many years; as a performer, as a producer for many shows and for other performers, and as an on-the- air-radio producer playing jazz on the public radio station,  WGBH for twenty three years. He is known for his extensive knowledge of the American Songbook as well as jazz, and continues to use his skills as a singer and producer to foster this great American art.

In his career, Gill has toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, directed by Mercer Ellington, and was instrumental in bringing the compositional works of Billy Strayhorn, Duke’s writing companion, to the jazz community with his recording, Ron Gill Sings The Songs Of Billy Strayhorn.

CD Cover 2010-07-25 16-54-44His recent bands have consisted of the finest and most accomplished musicians in Boston, his long standing pianist, Manny Williams, Reid Jorgensen, drums, Ron Mahdi, bass, John Stein, guitar, and Bill Thompson on saxophones and flute; and many contributors to his projects, pianist, Gilad Barkan, Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass , Phillipe Crettien, Tim Mayer, on saxes and ChaCho Rameirez on percussion.

Ron’s most current release is with guitarist, John Stein and pianist, Gilad Barkan, that is in a duo setting, called, Turn Up The Quiet.

It is one of his most finest recordings.

Ron resides now in Charlotte, NC.