The Cultural Influences on Classic Jazz
Virgin Islands native Ron Blake is a member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band and serves on the faculty at the Juilliard School. His discography numbers over 60 recordings as a guest and sideman and four recordings as a leader. He has worked with many masters, including Art Farmer and Roy Haynes. He recently won a Grammy as a member of Christian McBride’s Big Band and received recognition from the U.S. Congress and the Virgin Islands Legislature for his commitment to education and his music accomplishments.