Bassist, educator, composer, and bandleader Ron Kadish has been a staple of the phenomenal music scene in and around Bloomington, Indiana since 1993 when he dropped out of graduate school to pursue a freelance career.
In the ensuing years, his musical journey has taken him down many roads: from touring string sections backing up John Denver and the Moody Blues to rhythm sections backing up Mark Robinson, Merrie Sloan, and the mainstays of the Bloomington music scene; from jamming in a hotel room with the Master Musicians of Jajouka to jamming on stage during the 1997 Lillith Festival tour with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sarah Mc Lachlan, and Paula Cole; from the bass section of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra to cutting demos with John Mellencamp. In the process he has played in concert halls, arenas, university student buildings, school auditoriums, outside ampitheaters, private golf courses, public downtowns, bars, and countless other venues throughout the United States and Europe …. and been in a ton of hotel rooms all over.
As a composer, Ron has written for local bands Postmodern Jazz Quartet, OffRamp Quartet, and Salaam; and has written jingles and theme songs for Bloomington area businesses- his most recent commission being tutto bene wine café.
Ron leads or has led many bands throughout the years in Bloomington, including the seminal world music fusion ensemble Salaam which toured regionally and release several CDs during the 1990s. Recent projects include original jazz group OffRamp Quartet, the Ron Kadish Trio, Sarah's Swing Set (www.reverbnation.com/sarahsswingset), the Postmodern Jazz Quartet, Hatbacks (www.hatbacks.com) and Ron Kadish/Jeff Isaac Duo.
This CD, Ron Kadish Trio, represents Ron's first album as leader. We hope you enjoy it.