Episode #31 — Ron Blake
Welcome to the show notes for Episode #31 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Ron Blake, trumpeter with Poncho Sanchez and founder of the Hi Speed Horns.
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About Ron Blake
Ron Blake is a trumpet player based in the Los Angeles area. He attended high school at the Hamilton High Academy of Music where he played withDizzy Gillespie in the Monterey Jazz Festival High School Band. Soonafter, he attended Cal State Northridge for his undergraduate degree in music.
During this time, Ron played and recorded with numerous musicians such as rap artist/producer, Dr.Dre, as well as legendary salsa singer, Celia Cruz.
He then attended The California Institute of the Arts Master Degree program on a full scholarship. After finishing up his Master’s degree, Ron went on to play and record with artists such as Green Day, Ben Harper, Ziggy Marley, Ry Cooder, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. He currently plays with latin jazz legend Poncho Sanchez.
Ron Blake Trumpet Links
Other Links Discussed in this Podcast
- Greg Spence’s Mystery to Mastery U.S. Tour!
- Preorder the National Brass Ensemble CD on Amazon:
Trumpet Podcast Credits
- “When the Leaves Turn Brown” – composed and performed by Howie Shear
- Audio Engineer – Preston Shepard at SC Sound Labs
- Cover Art – Phil Jordan
Previous Trumpet Podcast Episodes:
- Episode #30: Cindy Shea
- Episode #29: Tom Crown
- Episode #28: Doc Severinsen
- Episode #27: Greg Spence
- Episode #26: Thomas Stevens
- Episode #25: Chuck Findley
- Episode #24: Chris Botti
- Episode #23: Bobby Burns Jr.
- Episode #22: Jerry Hey
- Episode #21: Mario Guarneri
- Episode #20: Bob Findley
- Episode #19: Eric Miyashiro
- Episode #18: Wayne Bergeron
- Episode #17: Charles Schlueter
- Episode #16: Roger Ingram
- Episode #15: William “Bill” Adam Tribute with Chris Botti, Charley Davis, Larry Hall, Jerry Hey, and Robert Slack
- Episode #14: Larry Hall
- Episode #13: Rick Baptist
- Episode #12: Gary Grant
- Episode #11: Roy Poper, 7 Trumpet Tips
- Episode #10: Dan Fornero, Not So Old School
- Episode #9: Rob Roy McGregor
- Episode #8: Tedd Waggoner
- Episode #7: Michael Cichowicz
- Episode #6: Harry Kim, Carroll Purviance
- Episode #5: David Bilger, The Canadian Brass
- Episode #4: Malcolm McNab
- Episode #3: John Clyman, Jay Daversa
- Episode #2: Bud Brisbois, Charley Davis
- Episode #1: 9 Trumpet Tips, John Audino, Paul Panichi