Ron Kischuk is the leader of The Masters Of Music Big Band, The Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band, and is the owner of Brassworks Entertainment in Detroit and The Masters Of Music Conservatory in Royal Oak. He is in his tenth season as the artistic director of the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, and is the Managing & Artistic Director of the Toledo Jazz Festival.
Ron is on the adjunct faculty of Wayne State University teaching both classical and jazz trombone and classical and jazz trumpet. Ron is a Yamaha clinician and performing artist, and is the Detroit area’s most prominent trombonist. He has been a featured soloist with The Detroit Symphony Orchestra on several occasions and has performed with the orchestra many times as principal or assistant principal trombonist. Ron is presently the principal trombonist of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. He is the first call trombonist for the Fox Theater in Detroit and Andiamo's Celebrity Showroom in Warren. His Masters Of Music Big Band has backed up Johnny Mathis, Hal Linden, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Four Freshman, Diane Schuur, Rosemary Clooney, Wayne Newton and Regis Philbin to name a few.
Ron has 17 CD releases as leader. Recent releases include with N.E.A. Jazz Master Curtis Fuller, Peter Erskine and the Music of Stan Kenton, "Basin Street Blues" with the Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band, and "Splanky" with the Masters of Music Big Band (minus 9). He has also recorded with Aretha Franklin, Vickie Winans, Tim Bowman, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Grand Funk Railroad, The Les Brown Band, The Emerald Sinfonietta, Alfio, Russ Miller, Paul Finazzo, Bobby Murray, Stewart Francke, Karen Newman, Alto Reed, Jimmy Scott, Randy Scott, The Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, and is lead trombone on the Grammy winning soundtrack Standing In The Shadows Of Motown. In the next few months he will release a second "Tribute to J & K' CD, along with a Masters of Music "The Art of the Sextet" recording. Also coming are 3 new Masters of Music quartet CDs with guest artists. Ron has performed for several movie soundtracks including "Air Force One: The President's Plane" and "Bring Back Summertime".
Ron is a Yamaha clinician & performimg artist. He plays models YSL - 851, YSL-895EN, YSL - 681B and YSL - 682G Tenor Trombones and model YBL - 622 Bass Trombone. Click here to visit the Yamaha website.
Here is a partial list of artists that Ron has performed, toured, and/or recorded with.
Clay Aiken, Alfio, Geri Allen, Bob Anderson, Ashford & Simpson, Burt Bacharach, Harry Belafonte, Marcus Belgrave, Tony Bennett, David Berger, Wayne Bergeron, Terence Blanchard, George Bohanon, Tim Bowman, Carmen Bradford, Randy Brecker, Alan Broadbent, Les Brown Orchestra, Tim Bowman, Gary Burton, Donald Byrd, Cab Calloway, Chris Calloway, Michael Carney, Diahann Carroll, James Carter, Regina Carter, Celtic Women, Chubby Checker, Lou Christie, Pete Christlieb, Robert Clary, Clarence Clemons, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, Perry Como, Harry Connick Sr., Contours, Larry Coryell, Oscar Cruz, Rick Culver, Roger Daltry, Harold Danko, Vic Damone, Jim Dapogny, Sammy Davis Jr., Deep Purple, Clem DeRosa, Dennis DeYoung, Dukes of Dixieland, Dennis Edwards & the Temptations Review, Teddy Edwards, Elvis on the Big Screen, Kurt Elling, Peter Erskine, Jackie Evancho, Evanescence, Jon Faddis, Fifth Dimension, Fifty Amp Fuse, Chuck Findley, Wayland Flowers & Madame, Carl Fontana, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Four Lads, Four Tops, Curtis Fuller, Percy Gabriel, Danny Gans, Gloria Gaynor, Mitzi Gaynor, Dizzy Gillespie, Danny Gottlieb, Grand Funk Railroad, Amy Grant, Josh Groban, Arsenio Hall, Marvin Hamlisch, Barry Harris, Erskine Hawkins, Ben Harper, J.C. Heard, Jimmy Heath, Don Henley, Al Hibbler, Gregory Hines, Marvin "Doc" Holladay, Bob Hope, Freddie Hubbard, Jim Hughart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Il Divo, Il Volo, Roger Ingram, Ink Spots, Milt Jackson, Ann Jillian, Jack Jones, Sean Jones, Gladys Knight, Mischa Kottler, Erich Kunzel, Lennon Sisters, Jerry Lewis, Mel Lewis, Liberace, Hal Linden, Rich Little, Melissa Manchester, Henry Mancini, Manhattan Transfer, Barry Manilow, Rick Margitza, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Johnny Mathis, Christian McBride, Donny McCaslin, Rob McConnell, Marilyn McCoo, Neal McCoy, Maureen McGovern, Ray McKinley, Sarah McLachlan, Jay McShann, Vince Mendoza, Idina Menzel, Pat Metheny, Midtown Men, Mitch Miller, Bob Mintzer, Guy Mitchell, Moody Blues, Jason Moran, Lanny Morgan, Meshell Ndegeocello, Wayne Newton, Ojays, Joan Osborne, Max Pellicano (Elvis to the Max), Theo Peoples, Danilo Perez, Bernadette Peters, Regis Philbin, Valter Poole, Jim Pugh, Carl Raetz, Phil Ranelin, Sue Raney, Tariq Rantisi, Lou Rawls, Scott Record, Dianne Reeves, Martha Reeves, Don Rickles, Tim Ries, Joan Rivers, Max Roach, Paul Rodgers, Wallace Roney, David Sanborn, Peter Schickele - P.D.Q. Bach, Dianne Schuur, The Scintas, Tom Scott, Neil Sedaka, Doc Severinsen, Sharon Lois and Bram, Ed Shaughnessy, Marlena Shaw, Dick Shearer, Layth Sadiq, Zoot Sims, Jordan Smith, Louis Smith, Michael W. Smith, O.C. Smith, Luciana Souza, Ronnie Spector, Spinners, Lindsey Stirling, Sultans, Bob Summers, Lew Tabackin,Temptations, Clark Terry, B.J. Thomas, Danny Thomas, Norman Thrasher, Mel Torme, Steve March Torme, Johnny Trudell, Norris Turney, Gary Urwin, Sal Valentinetti, Frankie Valli, Bobby Vinton, Jimmy Wilkins, Andy Williams, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Herbie Williams, Joe Williams, Brian Wilson, Gerald Wilson, Mary Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Vicky Winans, Mitchell “Booty” Wood, Florian Zabach, Pia Zadora, MIguel Zenon
Here is a partial list of shows Ron has played.
Anything Goes, Auto World, Burlesque to Broadway, Cadillac Dealers, Camelot, Cats, Chicago, Chorus Line, Color Purple, Dave Brubeck's Gates of Justice, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Dream Girls, Duke Ellington's Black, Brown & Beige, Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, Elvis to the Max, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Ford Dealers, Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, GiGi, Greenfield Village, Guys & Dolls, Harlem Nutcracker, Hello Dolly, Langston Hughes - Henry Ford Museum, Irene, King & I, Kingdom Hearts Orchestra, Kiss Me Kate, Longhorn World Championship Rodeo, Major League Baseball, Man of La Mancha, Music Man, Music of the Beatles, Music of Led Zeppelin, Music of Louis Armstrong, Music of Prince, Music of Queen, Music of Rosemary Clooney, Music of Roy Orbison, Music of Stephen Sondhein, Music of Styx, Music of the Who, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Rat Pack, Rhythms of My Life - Langston Hughes, Ringling Brothers Circus, Sacred Music of Duke Ellington, Showboat, Shrine Circus, South Pacific, Spamalot, Too Hot to Handel, Video Games Live, West Side Story, White Christmas, World Tournament of Historic Baseball