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Ken R.


TOJMG & Orlando Jazz Club


Orlando, FL

Organizer since:

August 9, 2013


Which jazz styles do you want to hear?

Mainly classic hard bop: Monk, Miles and Mingus. I also dig Basie Swing and Nightclub Jazz, especially Bobby Darin, who I grew up emulating and got to meet many times in my teens when I was a jazz reporter in Detroit for seven years.

Do you sing, play an instrument or have one in the closet? Please tell us which.

I sing, and studied voice the hard way at Northwestern, often in the beehive, where i was not a student, just a purchaser of lessons. I used to play back-up percussion but I sing with such amazing drummers that I try to limit even my background timekeeping. Steve Prince, Jose Rosa, Edgardo Rodriguez, Dimas Sanchez, Juan Torres---theses guys are masters. I used to sing in the circus and I always stood right next to the drummer vs. the caliope! Debuted in 1973 @ Kingston Mines Chicago.


Dr. K is the Saturday host of Hip Sets on NYC Pure Jazz Radio @ on Saturdays @ 10 am and 10 pm. Ken has directed a Jazz Band in Orlando for the past ten years and was the afternoon radio host on an NPR jazz radio station for 9 yrs.

What Ken R. is saying about this Meetup Group

I was so grateful the the meet up group for a wonderful showing and delightful company. We had a total blast and everyone agreed we found a clubhouse&a place to meet-up, congregate and share each other's company in person.

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