Mon. July 27, 6-8:30 p.m.

Ron Di Salvio

Solo Piano

A part of the New York Jazz scene in the mid 60s’ Ron played with jazz legends ranging in various styles.

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Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946 he studied with the legendary Lennie Tristano. A part of the New York Jazz scene in the mid 60’ Ron played the Village Vanguard, Birdland, Small’s and the Top of the Village Gate. He has performed with many jazz masters including Sonny Rollins, Art Farmer, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Enrico Rava, Joe Henderson, Rodney Whitaker, Derrick Gardner and Rob Smith.

He moved to Michigan in 1970 and currently serves as President of Trojan Heat Treat Inc. a subsidiary of Heat Treating Services Corporation of America, a position he has held for 40 years. He is the Director of Traditional Music at the Marshall United Methodist Church, leading both the Chancel and Children’s choirs. He holds an adjunct music professor position at Kalamazoo College, teaching piano, group improvisation, composition and theory.

Ron is a recording artist on the Origin, BluJazz, Blue Griffinand Meadow Run Music labels. A producer, arranger, composer and pianist he has released eight CD’s, five of which feature his original compositions. He is the author of DELTADIATONICSInspirations from Schoenberg’s Theory of Harmony and “Twenty-first Century Harmony. His trilogy “The Twenty four Days of Christmas contains three volumes, each containing 24 Christmas Carols from around the world, all available at

Having raised five daughters Ron is into children’s books. His “Peter’s Adventures in BlueberryLand” on YouTube combines the wonderful story by Elsa Beskow with his narration and original piano solo music. You are invited to visit his website at for free downloads of his music and theory papers.

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