Dazzle Presents the Ron Ivory Band on Friday, August 14 at 7 pm.
Ron Ivory is recognized as an entertainment icon in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. His diverse background and experience in R&B, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll and Popular Standards has heavily influenced his musical and vocal repertoire. Whether he is performing for an intimate audience, in concert, corporate event or night club performance his versatility will be sure to create a crowd pleasing experience.
Ron started his career at the age of 13 with friends of an already established quartet. He was asked to join this group mainly because of his natural ability to harmonize with everything they said, sang and uttered in any tonal fashion. After joining the group they decided to call themselves, “The Tender Fore” at Ron’s suggestion. At some point during his tenure with the Tender Fore and after the group disbanded, Ron developed an interest in several musical instruments primarily to enhance his composing of songs and melodies. Those instruments were the xylophones, guitar and piano. Ron had joined several bands by the early to late 80’s and always emerged as the leader respectively.
One of his most successful group to date is the MilesApart Band officially regrouped and renamed in 1995 from the “The Ivory Summers Band” which he had formed with long time bassist and friend of 26 years David Summers Jr. From this venture and birth Ron produced, wrote, composed and arranged his first CD entitled “Get Right To It”.
As the demand and climate for different acts and situations arose so did Ron performing as a soloist with the addition of his other acts, “Expressions” a duet or trio comprised of female and sax using sequenced tracks all programmed and written by Ron. “One on One” a Motown/Classic Soul, old school R&B group. “Suite ti” is a contemporary jazz ensemble mix with light R&B, Soul, standards and more that showcases the bands artistic instrumental talents and musical depth.