Presented by JaZzLine Institute, supported by California Arts Council
Ron E. Beck was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. At age nineteen, after reaching the top of the Omaha music scene, Beck decided to go west along with his twin brother Donnie.1975 through 1978 Ron E. toured and recorded with the highly acclaimed group Tower of Power.
Ron E. Beck has also performed and recorded with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. of the 5th Dimension, Bobby Womack, John Lee Hooker, Bill Withers, Bell & James, Robbie Nevil, Sylvester and 2 Tons of Fun Clifford Coulter, Lydia Pense, Faye Carol, Sista Monica, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Fred Wesley, Chester Thompson, and Merl Saunders to name a few.
Known primarily as a funky drummer, Ron E. is also an accomplished singer whose vocal style has been praised by such notables as Tom Bell, Carlos Santana, Steve Cropper and Wallace ‘Scotty’ Scott of the Whispers.
On this latest effort Beck wrote, produced, is playing drums and singing. This endeavor is about Ron's legacy. It features members of his immediate family, his Mom, Jeanne Rogers, his twin brother Donnie, 1 of his 3 Daughters and 3 of his Grandchildren all of whom are musically talented. The songs on this project tastefully covers the music spectrum from Ol 'Skool Jazz through R&B to Hip-Hop.
Beck continues to gig internationally and is now taking drum students as a part of his mentoring program, the Ron E Beck Drum Institute (ReBDI)
Our popup venue and video recording studio that we've developed in our offices at 310 S. First (map) at San Carlos in San Jose’s SoFA District. The technology of the space is first-class with marvelous sound, lighting and video, and all the action is projection-mapped to a 35′ X 14′ bank of windows, providing the show free to the public and enlivening downtown street life.
JaZzLine Institute, supported by the California Arts Council
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