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Ron Escheté  

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 nation’s major universities North Texas State Universily, Utah State University, California State University at Long Beach, California State University at Fullerton and Musician’s 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 are playing.

Dr. Herb Wong says of Ron “As a leader, soloist, arranger and accompanist, Ron’s wherewithal is armed with Protean strengths and vitality, enhanced with eloquent harmonic and melodic language.”

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