Ron Fix

Saxophonist | Educator

Ron Fix is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, educator, and author living in Richmond, Virginia. Ron's performance and studio work has been featured on radio and television, and has taken him throughout the United States and internationally to Canada. As an in-demand theater musician, he is a regular fixture in pit orchestras across Virginia where his work spans over twenty-five musicals.

Born in Niskayuna, NY in 1983, Ron began his study of music at the age of 10 when he picked up his brother's guitar. Within the year, he would expand his focus to include the clarinet. At the age of 15, inspired by R&B saxophonist Lenny Pickett and New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt, Ron picked up the tenor saxophone and trumpet. Shortly thereafter, he was invited to join the high school jazz ensemble, and  within two years, he would rise to become the lead saxophone and trumpet soloist for his high school's award-winning music program. During the summers, Ron attended the Bands Of America Summer Symposium in Champaign, Illinois where he placed in the top jazz ensemble and worked closely with the late Frank Mantooth and Denis Diblasio.

In 2005, after a brief flirtation with biochemistry, Ron enrolled in the music program at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was awarded multiple jazz scholarships. Ron immediately placed in the top jazz ensemble where he had the opportunity to perform with jazz masters such as Seamus Blake, Scott Colley, and Steve Wilson. During his time at VCU, he studied jazz and classical saxophone from Skip Gailes, JC Kuhl, Al Regni, and composition from Doug Richards.

After receiving his B.M. in Jazz Studies, Ron was offered an adjunct teaching position at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia where he private instructs the woodwind studio and directs sectionals for the jazz ensemble. While at Woodberry Forest School, Ron has had the opportunity to work with students from around the world, including China, South Africa, Sweden, Bahamas, Nigeria, and South Korea amoung others. Outside of teaching, he has worked with Princess Cruises and King's Dominion theme park in Doswell, Virginia, and has been an active performer on the east coast and at numerous Richmond venues. Ever-determined to grow as a musician, Ron continues to study privately whenever he can and has worked with Marty Nau, Luis Hernandez, Charles Owens, Steve Kortyka, Rex Richardson, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, and John Ellis.

In 2017, Ron authored a book of jazz saxophone transcriptions. To date, the book, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown Solo Transcriptions, has been well received, and has sold in over 50 countries worldwide.

Ron can be found performing with such groups as Funky Finger, Premiere, Curv Appeal, Shanta Jasper, and the Johnny Lee Long Band as well as occasional work with Bio Ritmo and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Ron is endorsed by D'Addario and uses Select Jazz and Reserve reeds.

 
 

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