RON HENDEE BAND
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Ron began playing trumpet at age ten. Upon entering high school, Ron had a place in the All City High School Jazz Ensemble. The family was relocated to Everett, Washington during the fall of Ron's sophomore year where Ron found himself in the solo spot of Jan Jessen's Jazz Band.
After graduating from high school, Ron joined one of Seattle's touring bands, The Springfield Rifle. Later he Shirley Lorene & Rushour.
After a tour in Air Force where he was a featured trumpet/flugelhorn/vocal soloist, he met up with trombonist Randy Oxford who introduced him to The Legendary Blues Cruise. Randy encouraged Ron to go and experience the chance to play with some of the nation's best blues performers. Since that first cruise, Ron has shared the stage with such greats as Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Chico Banks, Marcia Ball, Eden Brent, Elvin Bishop, Lionel Young, Keith Crossan's Big Band, Lee Oskar & The Low Rider Band, Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, and many more.
He has performed with Northwest greats Polly O'Keary & The Rhythm Method, The Red Hot Blues Sisters, The Greg Marshal Band, The Randy Oxford Band, and The Mark Whitman Band.
He currently performs with, not only his own band but, with Hot Rod's Blues Revue. Ron feels his new band is the best group of musicians around with Doug Kearney (guitars/vocals), Jim Cliff (bass/vocals), and Matt Williams (drums). Ron's new CD "Through The Arch" (from darkness to light) is getting airplay world wide. The CD features national/international artists Mike Rogers (drums), Eden Brent (piano on My Little Boogaloo written by Ron for her), Doug Kearney (guitars), Darryl "Funky Z" Fields (bass), Scotty Harris (bass, saxes), and Lissa Ramaglia (bass/background vocals).