nominee saxophonist Ron Brown has played
behind such greats as Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker,
the late great Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Joe Sample, David
Benoit, Soul II Soul and the incomparable Stevie Wonder and the list
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Whatever his endeavor
may be Ron continues to dig deep into roots of every musical influence
that crosses his path. Although his musical gifts are the forefront of
his identity, Ron actively pursues a life in ministry and promoting
gospel music. Notably, Ron has shared his music and testimony in Japan.
Being fluent in the Japanese Language, Ron not only can share his music,
but also can hold gospel workshops, speak his testimony, and minister in
their native language.
Ron a former teacher,
and youth mentor lives with his family in Los Angeles, California and
has an office in Japan. Ron is also the founder of the
Urban Dreams Foundation, whose goal is to inspire and motivate young
urban people to reach their potential by teaching success principles
through the arts. Ron Also holds gospel workshops locally and
nationwide. He has even developed his own choir, which is comprised of
people of all nationalities united to be the "Spirit
of Unity Choir". His passion for gospel
and music has fueled the creation of "Jazz in the Spirit" concerts that
feature some of the top artists in jazz. Ron shares that," I'm
still a jazz musician...but 90% of what I do is playing in churches and
doing ministry, and God is sustaining me!" " The soulful cries of old
Southern spirituals are embedded in today's jazz and remain a powerful
part of gospel music today."
Ron has also formed
"Urban Jazz Network". The goal of the
Urban Jazz Network is to introduce Jazz to a wider audience. The Urban
Jazz Network is a network of great musicians and artists brought
together by Ron Brown.
actively makes appearances all over the world. His live concerts and
church performances continue to enamor audiences everywhere his ministry
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