MUSICAL VITAE (8/1/15)


PERSONAL DATA

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.    P.O. Box 269    Belzoni, MS 39038
662-247-1471 (O)    662-247-4767 (Fax)    662-392-2016 (Cell)
e-mail: JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com
web sites: www.MyersFoundation.net    www.Juneteenth.us    www.19thofJune.com
                www.AmericanPainInstitute.org    www.ChristianJazz.net    www.JazzMississippi.com
                www.njof.org    www.njclc.com    www.JazzWisconsin.com

Born - 2/29/56   Cook County   Chicago, IL
Previous Marriage (1976) and Divorce (1985)
Present Marriage - 5/7/87   Wife - Sylvia Holmes-Myers
Children - Eric Holmes (39), Ronald V. Myers, Jr. (38), Michael Myers (35)
                Joshua L. Myers (26), Neoma Myers (23)
11 Grandchildren
2 Great Grandchildren

INSTRUCTORS

James Salamone, Milwaukee, WI (1971-1974)
George Andrews, Milwaukee, WI (1971-1974)
Anderson White, Milwaukee, WI (1973-1974)
Professor Jimmy Cheatham, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (1974-1979)
Ted Jackson, Madison, WI (1974-1978)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Madison Musician’s Association, American Federation of Musicians, Local #166,
   Madison, WI (1979-1980)
Musicians Mutual Protective Union, American Federation of Musicians, Local #174-498,
   New Orleans, LA (1986-1990)
Memphis Musicians Association, American Federation of Musicians, Local #71,
   Memphis, TN (1993-Present)
Member, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), Nashville, TN (1976-Present)

ARTISTIC ASSOCIATIONS

Artistic Director, Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Program - The Myers Foundation, Black Arts Music Society,
   Smith-Robertson Museum & Cultural Center, Jackson, MS (1989-Present)
Founder & Director, Fellowship of Creative Christian Jazz Musicians, Belzoni, MS (1983-Present)
Founder & Chairman, Wisconsin Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Milwaukee, WI (2006-Present)
Chaplain, Black Jazz Music Caucus-International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE),
   Manhattan, KS (1990-2000)
Music Panelist, National Endowment of the Arts, Washington, DC (1993-1995)
Guest Instructor, Endeleza Jazz Academy, Milwaukee, WI (1988-1990)

PLAYED IN THE FOLLOWING GROUPS

Ashaki Mariamo, Madison, WI
Sayeed Jamal Quartet, Milwaukee, WI
Experimental Improvisation Black Music Ensemble, University of WI-Madison, Madison, WI
The Smith-Myers Group, Madison, WI
The Alvin Batiste Quartet, Baton Rouge, LA
The Dick Griffin Quartet, Starkesville, MS

OTHER MUSICIANS PLAYED WITH

Charles AllenDick GriffinRachella Parks
Sonny StittKid JordanVandy Harris, Jr.
Ellis MarsalisDonald ByrdRussell Thomas
Wes AndersonJan WheatonRodney Jordan
Richard DavisJohn BlakeJoyce Marie Jackson
Rolla ArmsteadAlvin FielderJeannie Cheatham
Jimmy Cheatham    Herbert SmithMarion Hayden
London BranchReggie WillisHattush Alexander
Walter PaytonVictor GoinesRuben Marquez
Ernest JacksonByron PopeDwight Andrews
Will BertoletteDennis OliverHerman Jackson
Herbert SmithAlvin BatisteRichard Jess Brown, Jr.
Sipho KuneneWendell BondHarry Anderson
James JohnsonE. J. TurnerThurman Barker
Russell GunnPat WickHoward Harris
Steve CollinsAl BarteeMargaret Rundles
Bill HuntingtonTerry McCullough    Dan Powers
Bob StewartAye AtonRodney Bowens
Billy HowellCharles ScottW. A. Richardson
Vincent BowenJoshua HallDonald Mayberry
John JudkinsBarry BaysDerrick Brown
Hal HolbrookAaron SmithMichael Myers
Haley BennettChad AndersonRodrick Shannon
Earl TurpentineRon WesleyBilly Smiley
Ken KeoplerJohn MesolorusJoe Johnson
Jeff ChambersManty EllisMajor Hamel
Wilton KnottCalvin HillLeonard McIntosh
Gerald CannonGreg RasberryTerry Biaoni
Greg WoodsMelvin RhyneGeorge "Jo-Jo" Miller
Eddy DunnCharles SmallRick Flowers
Bruce AlfordBilly JohnsonSam Belton
Rick JonesLeonard McIntoshAaron Smith
David MurrayAlphonso SandersTrey Swilley
Brian LynchNoah JelksEarlton Batles Manley
Eddy DunnJohn PriceDwayne Armstrong
Johnny HighNicholas MachenKent Miller
Ken CooperTodd LedbetterAntwoine Brumfield
Larry RidleyRichard DavisHorace Washington


DISCOGRAPHY

CD - "Juneteenth Free At Last", MOJA Records (2004-2005)
CD - "Juneteenth Hipperlizer", MOJA Records (2000)
CD - “Doctor’s Orders” - Ron Myers, MOJA Records, RD61793 (1994)
45 rpm - “Cheatham’s Rap” & “Charma” - Ron Myers, MOJA Records (1976)

TELEVISION & RADIO

“Looking For Mr. Good Job”, WHA Television, Madison, WI (10/1/80)
“Black Music Filler”, Black History Month Jazz Music Special, WHA Television,
   Madison, WI, (February 1981)
“Today Show” - N.B.C. (1990)
“Saturday Night With Connie Chung” - C.B.S. (1990)
“Nightline With Ted Koppel” - A.B.C. (1990)
“The American Journey” - National Public Television, WHA Television, Madison, WI (1990)
“Good Morning America” - A.B.C. (2005)
Numerous local T.V. and Radio appearances especially in Wisconsin, Louisiana,
   Indiana, Michigan, California & Mississippi

NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS

Jazz Society, Baton Rouge, LA*
Jazz South Newsletter, Southern Arts Federation, Atlanta, GA*
The Saginaw News, Saginaw, MI*
Insight News, Minneapolis, MN*
The New York Times, New York, NY (2/12/90)
The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS*
The Capitol Times, Madison, WI*
Isthmus, Madison, WI*
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN*
The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, WI*
The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL (12/3/89)
Bogalusa Daily News, Bogalusa, LA*
The Jackson Advocate, Jackson, MS*
The Greenwood Commonwealth, Greenwood, MS*
The Delta Democrat Times, Greenville, MS*
The Local Daily Journal, Oxford, MS (5/13/89)
Ebony Magazine, Chicago, IL (5/91)
Emerge Magazine, New York, NY (8/90)
People Magazine, New York, NY (9/13/04)

*Numerous articles in these publications as well as many others throughout the country,
   especially in Wisconsin, Louisiana & Mississippi from 1974 - Present.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Director-Experimental Improvisational Black Music Ensemble, Mississippi Valley State University,
   Itta Bena, MS (1989)
Numerous Jazz Workshops throughout the country

CONCERTS & APPEARANCES

Various concerts with Sayeed Jamal - Milwaukee & Madison, WI
Various concerts with the Experimental Improvisational Black Music Ensemble - Madison, WI
Various concerts and festivals as leader - Madison & Milwaukee, WI
Charlie Mingus Memorial Jazz Festival (El Matador Lounge) - Chicago, IL
Jubilee Jazz Fest (Madison Performing Arts Center) - Madison, WI
Juneteenth Festival - Bogalusa, LA
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, LA
Snug Harbor - New Orleans, LA
Tyler’s - New Orleans, LA
Washington Parish Free Fair - Bogalusa, LA
Festival in the Park (Cassidy Park) - Bogalusa, LA
1st Annual South Madison Community Festival - Madison, WI
Dynasty Club - Bogalusa, LA
J J’s Restaurant & Lounge - Bogalusa, LA
Dynasty Club - Baton Rouge
Jazz Oasis - Milwaukee, WI
Tangipohoa Black Festival - Hammond, LA
The Clarion Hotel - New Orleans, LA
Rick’s Havana Club - Baton Rouge, LA
Poets - Baton Rouge, LA
Various concerts & festivals as leader - Baton Rouge & New Orleans, LA
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Milwaukee, WI
Jackson State University - Jackson, MS
Outdoor Concert, Batesville, MS
Mississippi State University - Starkesville, MS
President’s Reception, Lemon-Owens College, Memphis, TN
Juneteenth Festival (Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center) - Pickens, MS
Juneteenth Festival - Belzoni & Tchula, MS
J J’s Restaurant & Lounge, Greenville, MS
Lester Young Memorial Jazz Festival - Jackson, Yazoo City, Greenville & Woodville, MS
Freddie Waits Memorial Jazz Festival - Jackson, MS
M’s Cafe, Baton Rouge, LA
Myers Foundation Music For Medicine Delta Aid Benefit Jazz Concert Series -
   Monroe, LA - Kansas City, MO - Milwaukee, WI - Jackson, MS - Saginaw, MI -
   Woodville, MS - Dallas, TX - Fort Worth, TX
Juneteenth Jazz Festival (St. Mary’s Place) - Algiers, LA
Juneteenth Benefit Jazz Concert, Brownsville Heritage House, New York, NY
Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival, Rhytmns Restaurant, Greenville, MS
Ramada Inn, Greenville, MS
Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival, Cleveland, MS
Lighthouse Point Casino, Greenville, MS
Art Center, Lake Village, AR
Northwest Funeral Chapel, Milwaukee, WI
Inn on the Park, Madison, WI
Wisconsin Jazz & Heritage Festival, Jamies's Club Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
First Fridays, Greenville Higher Education Center, Greenville, MS
Miles Davis 80th Birthday Concert, Blackmon Entertainment Plaza, East St. Louis, IL
Health Sciences Learning Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Antwone's Cafe, Greenville, MS

*Numerous concerts throughout the nation and the world as the Naional Juneteenth Jazz Artist
and featured artist in the International Juneteenth Jazz Concert Series

JAZZ WORSHIP SERVICES

Midnight Jazz Worship Service
   Black Jazz Music Caucus - International Association of Jazz Educators Convention (1990 - 2000)
   New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC - Miami, FL - San Antonio, TX - Atlanta, GA -
   Boston, MS - Anaheim, CA - Chicago, IL - New York, NY
Rosedale Park Baptist Church, Rev. Haman Cross, Jr., Pastor - Detroit, MI
St. Stephens Baptist Church, Dr. Mac Charles Jones, Pastor, Kansas City, MO
Grace Emanuel Baptist Church, Rev. Marvin A. Jennings, Pastor - Flint, MI
Jubilee United Methodist Church, Dr. Sheron Patterson, Pastor - Duncanville, TX
Kingdomworks Conference - Philadelphia, PA

CHOIRS PERFORMED WITH

Delta College Mass Choir, Hurlett Coleman, Director - Saginaw, MI
Harmoniques Gospel Choir, Cheyney McCree, Director - Milwaukee, WI
Grace Emanuel Baptist Church Choir, Dr. Sandra Brown, Director - Flint, MI
Black Jazz Music Caucus Inspirational Choir, Dexter Compton, Director - Bunkie, LA
Clarke Atlanta University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Glynn Halsey, Director - Atlanta, GA
Philadelphia Praise Choir, Charlene Ayers, Director - Fort Worth, TX

AWARDS

Jazz Educators Award, For Outstanding Service to Jazz Education - International
   Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) - 1996 & 1997
Outstanding Acheivement Award, Black Jazz Music Caucus - International
   Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) - 1992

PUBLICATIONS

“Jazz Improvisation in Amos”, By Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Madison Times Newspaper,
   Madison, WI 1994

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