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Ron Kieper is a passionate, powerful, and exciting saxophonist with 25 years of dedication to perfecting his talent. His approach to the saxophone is no different than the elite saxophonists performing throughout the world today. Ron brings an exceptional level of professionalism, musicianship, and distinct quality to each and every performance. His superb technique, fresh ideas and unique sound make him an up and coming saxophonist to keep your eye on.


Ron is a native of Coeur d'Alene, ID, and still lives there today. He began playing alto at age 12 and received his BA in Saxophone Performance in 2002 from Eastern Washington University, winning EWU's Jazz Arranging Competition both years he was there. Through the years, Ron has performed extensively throughout the Inland Northwest with the "who's who" of this region. He plays in a variety of musical settings (from duos to quartets to big band) and is a frequently requested solo guest artist. In addition to his live performances, Ron released his debut album, Nothing Major, featuring a number of his original compositions in 2010. Ron maintains a private studio of saxophone students, who are continually ranked among the top high school saxophonists in the state of Idaho, and has been a jazz clinician and adjudicator for the Idaho Solo & Ensemble Festival. Ron currently sits in the lead alto chair for the Bob Curnow Big Band, is a music director for the Spokane All City Jazz Ensembles Program, and a music copyist for Sierra Music Publications.

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