Who is Ron Ivory?
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 ní 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 or 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 1994 from the "The Ivory Summers Band" which he had formed with long time bassist and friend of 31 years David Summers Jr. From this venture and birth Ron produced, wrote, composed and arranged his first CD entitled "Get Right To It" released in 1995. The following tracks and titles are performed at his live performances. "Until I Hear Some Blues", "I Want You", "Love Me Love Me Not", "To Keep Your Love Around", "Hold Onto This Love", "Be It Yours, Be It Mine" and instrumental tracks "Curly Topps" and "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, trio , quartet comprised of female, sax and/or guitarist using sequenced tracks all programed and mixed by Ron. "One on One" a Motown/Classic Soul, old school R&B group, which shows how things come full circle from his early days with the Tender Fore and I might add according to Ron is the most successful act he's created to date. "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.
Let's wrap this up! Ron, along with the other acts Ron or his band has had the pleasure of performing with or opening for, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Review, Atlantic Star, The S.O.S Band, The Coasters and The Drifters to name a few.
August 6-11, 2013 Ron had the pleasure and delightful experience of performing in the chorus for the Central City Opera's presentation of "Showboat" at the Buell Theatre in Denver.
Ron is currently in the studio working on new original and new arrangements on cover material with no release dates to date.
"It's not just entertainment, it's an experience!"