Ron Odrich

Clarinetist, composer and teacher Ron Odrich has played and recorded with Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Buddy De Franco, and other jazz greats. After a tenure as soloist at the Air Force Band, “Airmen of Note”, Ron went on to perform with the Vinny Burke Quartet, Clark Terry (small and large orchestras), the original Broadway cast of “Lenny” and his own quartet. His first album with jazz greats Vinny Burke and Chris Connors in 1955, and his 1978 solo album “Blackstick” was given a four star by DownBeat Magazine. As a 2003 Grammy Nominee with over 14 recordings to his credit, ron is a true “Renaissance Man”, possessing eclectic talents as a visual artist, a published novelist, and a Periodontist with his own Practice in Manhattan. His activities with Jazz quartet and his dental practice was a feature story on the Sunday Morning Show with Charles Kurault. His latest novel “Perfect Pitch” is published by Gadd Books.

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