EPISODE TWENTY ONE

October 12, 2017

RON BLAKE

Ron has just released his first solo album – “Assimilation”. A project that he has worked on for nine years. It features a great line up of musicians including members of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band for whom he plays trumpet.

Ron started playing trumpet at age nine and has toured the world with Poncho, Green Day and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

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October 12, 2017

Music

Musicians

Home Studio

Jazz

Touring

Ron Blake

started playing trumpet at age nine. Since then he has performed with Big Band Voodoo Daddy, Green Day, his present gig with Poncho Sanchez and has recorded with Dr. Dre! Ron’s first solo album – “Assimilation” is rising up the Jazz charts.

He records in his home studio for those artists who need horns for their projects. Hi Speed HornsĀ makes it possible for independent producers and musicians to send their music files to Ron who will produce and record horns arrangements for their project.

Ron does studio work on a variety of projects and works with a small group of students teaching them the right way to approach music.

Episode Twenty One - Ron Blake

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Ron Blake in his home studio

Ron’s horns

SHOW NOTES and DISCUSSION TOPICS

You can tell Ron loves what he does. This session touches on music education, touring, setting up your home studio and his present project, the “Assimilation” album.

Starting off at Hamilton High School

Miles, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard

Working with students and the parents reactions

Touring with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Green Day

How that lead to working with Poncho Sanchez

The nine year “Assimilation” project

When music changed – Napster

Advise for aspiring touring musicians

Hi Speed Horns

“Rapid Fire”

  • Favorite musical experience
  • Working with Dr. Dre
  • Admiring how Disclosure works
  • Advise for musicians who have a family
  • Future

Social Media is taking us over!

Ron’s home studio set up

Music and Motivation

“Someone You Should Listen To”

Ron has just released his first solo album. A great mix of styles and featuring some incredible musicians.

You can purchase Ron’s album on Amazon