Ron Bracale is a longtime musician and composer with a focus on Flutes of all types. He has studied with several great musicians. First Ron studied with jazz flautist Bob Ledner, learning music theory including classical, blues, and rock styles. Then Ron studied with Montino Bourbon, a masterful sarod player, who taught Ron the basics of the North Indian Raga musical system. Ron studied with Ernie Krivda Jr., a famous jazz sax player, and learned enough jazz theory to understand and incorporate the jazz perspective into his improvisational music. Ron is currently studying Shakuhachi, the Japanese Zen bamboo flute, with Michael Chikuzen Gould, a Grandmaster Shakuhachi player.
Ron Bracale began meditating in high school and has always continued that practice. His music reflects a meditative basis. It has high energy essence promoting the stimulation of life force and creativity, yet always has a flow which allows a calm and meditative breathing pattern and mental state. It spans genres and styles, so no easy classification is possible. It is a unique and cutting edge exploration into the potential of music to carry the listener to realms beyond the ordinary. For Ron music is a spiritual practice a means of sharing an essence which transcends words.
Ron also considers the birds and the sounds of nature to be his teachers. He seeks for his music to flow like water in a river and like the wind. The meditational aspect and relationship to breath is an essential component. It is for this reason that much of his music is improvisational.
Ron has been a member of the bands ‘Minstrels of Enchantment’ and ‘Gaia Avatara’. Gaia Avatara opened for several international acts. Since then Ron has played many solo gigs and as well as providing a background soundscape for events. Ron has released seven solo CDs since playing in those bands.