Original Jazz Featuring: RON BRENDLE QUARTET
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 7:30 - Show Starts: 8:30
Tickets: $5.00 (Advance) / $5.00 (Day of Show)
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Ron Brendle, a freelance bassist in the Charlotte area has performed and recorded with many notable jazz artsts of international stature, including John Abercrombie, Chris Potter, Clark Terry, Hank Crawford, Andrew Hill, Charlie Byrd, Lee Konitz, Charlie Rouse, Mose Allison, Dom Flemons, Russell Malone, TS Monk, Joe Locke, 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 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.
Scott Sawyer was introduced to jazz and other music at an early age via his father’s record collection, which included recordings by John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and Miles Davis. Early on, Jimi Hendrix and Michael Bloomfield caught his ear and that led to blues and blues/roots influenced rock.
Sawyer has shared the stage and/or recorded with many artists of note, including John Abercrombie, Charlie Byrd, David Murray, Oteil Burbridge, Bob Cranshaw, Buster Williams, Ed Thigpen, Grady Tate, Nnenna Freelon, Danny Aiello.
In 2013 Sawyer joined the Durham Jazz Workshop faculty where he leads adult and youth combos, and offers individual instruction. He’s currently a teaching instructor at East Carolina University (since 2010). Sawyer was the jazz guitar instructor at UNC-CH and the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop from 2012-2020.
Sawyer’s latest album “Night Visions” was released in 2020.
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.