Friday, February 23rd, 2018
3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Ron Jones is a graduate of New York University and UNT. Mr.Jones has performed at Las Vegas Bellagio, New York Blue Note, Waldorf Astoria and 55 Bar, Nashville Hard Rock and across North America. His jazz groups have performed for Taste of Dallas, as well as festivals in Ft Worth, Rockwall, Grand Prairie, and Denton. Jones has recorded original jazz CDs, written music for CNN, recorded with Al Green and Anson Funderburgh, jammed onstage with Smokey Robinson, Mick Fleetwood and George Thorogood, and opened for Crosby Stills & Nash. Ron is alumnus of Emerald City, Granbury Live, Johnnie High Show, the Pictures, Backstreet, Random Axis, and many other local bands and shows. Ron also performs for Texas Winds Musical Outreach, and teaches at Richland College. Clint Strong is a legend in Texas and known around the world for his remarkable technique, ideas, and musical vocabulary. One of the few jazz players to completely conquer the country music world while simultaneously setting bebop players on their ear, he easily makes the list of America’s most astounding players. As a very young teenage protégée, Clint’s musician father led him through the best teachers and players in Texas, eventually introducing him to Howard Roberts, who was an enormous influence on Clint. He performed with Red Garland, Howard Roberts, Herb Ellis and Tal Farlow, but is better known for his extensive touring and recording with country stars Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. Clint teaches in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.