Biography: Ron Kearns is a performer, conductor, composer/arranger, record producer and educator. He is currently the director of instrumental music at Walter Johnson HS, Montgomery County, Maryland.
Ron has performed with Ernie Andrews, Stanley Turrentine, Rick Henderson and Kenny Reed. He has performed at the world renowned Blues Alley Jazz Supper Club, London's 100 Club and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His CDs, Hand Prints, The Ron Kearns Quintet, Live! at Blues Alley--Blues in the Alley and Looking Back, Stepping Forward (with special guest, Buck Hill) are being played on CMJ and Jazz radio stations in the United States and Canada.
As a producer, Mr. Kearns has produced albums/CDs for Candid Records, LTD, London, England, FOXHAVEN RECORDS, Jazz Karma Records and Tiffany Records. He has written liner notes for several recordings and has published articles on jazz production and performance.
Ron currently represents vocalist, Ronnie Wells, pianists, Dick Morgan, Rachel Z, and Eric Byrd, saxophonists, Buck Hill and Paul Carr.
The Ron Kearns Quintet is an acoustic jazz combo that specializes in bebop and hard bop. The group on this recording has performed together for the past seven years and this is their third recording.