NYC/Austin based musician Ron Wilkins has been performing on tenor and bass trombones, euphonium, tuba, bass trumpet and vocals for over forty years. He has performed at the highest levels touring around the world with his own groups as well as premiere artists. He also leads his own quartet and is co-leader of the Ron Wilkins/Becca Patterson Big Band. Ron is presently Assistant Professor of Trombone ( classical/jazz/salsa styles and techniques ) at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
Ron’s uncanny musicianship has led him to perform in many diverse musical genres, performing in Broadway shows, Symphony and Opera orchestras, Jazz, Soul, R&B, and Country & Western. He has performed with artists such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Rosemary Clooney, Lena Horne, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Dizzy Gilespie, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Eddie Daniels, Randy Brecker, Wycliffe Gordon, and groups such as The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Arturo O' Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, The Mingus Big Band, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Jimmy Heath Big Band, and is a member of the Birdland Big Band.
R on is a Shires trombone artist. For more listings of Ron's past and upcoming performances, videos, and educational tips, go to ronwilkins.net