Ron Escheté is originally from Louisiana
and grew up playing the Blues, eventually playing in most
of the major Blues clubs on New Orleans famous Bourbon Street.
Ron studied classical guitar and flute at Loyola University
and moved to California in 1970. In 1975 he joined pianist
Gene Harris and quickly established his reputation. He has
played with all the jazz greats, including Ella Fitzgerald,
Diana Krall, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, and
Ernestine Anderson and many others.
In addition to playing and recording, Ron has taught for
twenty five years at some of the nations major universities
North Texas State Universily, Utah State University, California
State University at Long Beach, California State University
at Fullerton and Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
He is the author of several books on jazz guitar.
Ron is a master of the 7-string guitar and his chords are
exquisite, the Bill Evans of the jazz guitar. Because of
the seventh string, he sometimes sounds as though two people
Dr. Herb Wong says of Ron As a leader, soloist, arranger
and accompanist, Rons wherewithal is armed with Protean
strengths and vitality, enhanced with eloquent harmonic and