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GPR PRESENTS: MUSICIAN, JAZZ BANDLEADER, EDUCATOR RON WILKINS!

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THE GYPSY POET TALKS TO FRIEND, MENTOR AND EDUCATOR AND MUCH MORE, RON WILKINS!

Ron has performed with many theatrical productions including The Big Apple Circus, Ringling Brothers, touring Broadway shows, including "Frozen", "West Side Story", "Wicked", "The Lion King", Showboat", "The Producers", "Kinky Boots", "Book Of Mormon", "Shuffle Along" "Motown", and many others. He is currently a sub on the Broadway shows Wicked and Frozen. 

He was a featured artist on bass and tenor trombones at the International Trombone Festival in 2002 at the University of North Texas.

Ron is a veteran of the USAF Band of the West at Lackland AFB in San Antonio.

Ron also has an extensive background as an educator. He has performed as a guest artist at from the elementary to university levels, jazz festivals, and has maintained his own private studio for decades. He has held positions at several colleges including the University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Incarnate Ward, Texas State University, Texas Lutheran University, Northwest Vista College, St. Mary’s University, teaching low brass, jazz studies, and vocals.

Ron has two cds as a leader, "A Tribute To The Masters" (2000) and "The Bundee Brothers Bone Band" (2005) with former Ringling Brothers lead trombonist, Bill Gibson. As of October 2012, he was featured on a live recording with the Frank Wilkins trio (Boston, MA) at the Fishmonger Café in Cape Cod, MA. Ron currently maintains his own private teaching studio and works with the New York Jazz Academy.

RON'S WEBSITE IS:  http://RONWILKINS.NET

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