Everything you wanted to know.........................

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 an educator, Ron has maintained a small private studio of serious, dedicated students since 1992, and was Instructor of Double Bass at Indiana State University from 1993-1999. Many of his students have won awards at the high school level; most recently two won gold medals at the 2007 ISMA Solo and Concerto Competition. Others have gone on to such prestigious music schools such as Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Berklee College of Music and still others are themselves working as bass players throughout the US. From 1998 to 2004 Ron toured the elementary and junior high schools of Indiana under the auspices of Young Audiences of Indiana as part of educational Middle Eastern ensemble Salaam, which he helped form in 1993. As a student himself, Ron holds both a BM in Double Bass Performance and an MM in Jazz Studies from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and has also attended the Berklee School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, and the Steans Institute at Ravinia.

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. Recent projects include original jazz group OffRamp Quartet, the Ron Kadish Trio, Sarah's Swing Set (www.reverbnation.com/sarahsswingset), the Postmodern Jazz Quartet, and Ron Kadish/Jeff Isaac Duo. (Check out clips of a few of these acts on the audio page).

Since 2010, Ron has been touring nationally with Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band, presenting a variety of nostalgia acts across the country. Robert and the band also performs weekly from June through October at the Palace Theatre in Nashville IN. For more info on Lonely Street Productions, visit CelebratingElvis.com.

Ron Kadish is available for any style of live gig or recording session, and also gives clinics and masterclasses in bass technique, playing jazz bass lines, and improvisation. For information on any of this, or to speak to Ron about private bass lessons, call (812) 340-0774.




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Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Indianapolis Jazz Festival
John Denver (string section) John Mellencamp Chicago Cultural Center
Moody Blues (string section) Philharmonia a Vent House of Blues, Chicago
Lillith Fair David Baker Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis
Salaam Silvercrush Palace Theatre of Louisville
Kim Fox Salaam Verizon Wireless Music Center (Indianapolis)
Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band L.U.V. Lotus World Music Festival (Bloomington)
  Sarah's Swing Set Fox Theatre, Tucson, AZ
  Ron Kadish Trio Alys Beach Amphitheatre, Alys Beach FL