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The term ronjam was coined by Steve Rucker to describe the many jams Ron had organized through the years he taught at UM. The jams were in his office, FB226, The drum shack, or the small group rehearsal rooms when an ensemble had completed preparation for the important Forum performance. The recorded jams at UM included Rick Margitza, Rich Huffman, Gary Keller, Van Romain, Steve and a number of bass players, and many former students that came trough Miami while on the road with a major band. And of course, many others who can email Ron to remind him of their participation - he was at UM for 35 years!
Ronjams have continued at Ron's house after his retirement. The best part of that venue is is Seilor grand piano - kinda a poor man's Bosendorfer - it is a $35K piano. And he has an good recording setup for documentation. Ronjams in Dania Beach have included: Gary Keller, Francois Theberge, Brandon Wright, Carlos Vega, Xavier Perez, Jason Carder, David Fernandez, Chandler Weber, Austin McMann, Russ Kleiner, Jamey Ousley, John Dadurka, and of course, the house rhythm section, Steve Rucker and Jeff Carswell. Anyone with plans to be in the area please post on your iCal to email Ron to set up a jam. firstname.lastname@example.org
RonJam 1 Quartet with Xavier Perez, John Dadurka, Russ Kleiner, and Ron, ca. June 2009
RonJam 3 Duo with Francois Theberge; trio with Steve and Jeff
RonJam 5 Duo with Adam Kolker and Ron, Dec 9, 2009
RonJam 4 Dave, Steve, Jeff, and Ron on Jan 11, 2010, playing Seventh Sign, Sunchild, Designor Musik
RonJam 7 Dave, Steve, Jeff, and Ron on Feb 16, 2010, playing Seventh Sign, Ruth, Sunchild and Peacock Park.
RonJam 11 Ron, Steve and Jeff, just trio
RonJam 12 Tom Lippincott, Steve, Jeff, and Ron on August 3, 2010, playing The Lieb
RonJam 13 Tom Lippincott, Steve, Jeff, and Ron on August 15, 2010, playing The Lieb, Beautiful Love et al
RonJam 15 Tom Lippincott, Dave Fernandez, Steve, Jeff, and Ron, Dec 2010.
RonJam 17 Tom Lippincott, Steve, Jeff, and Ron on Feb11, 2011. advent of the electric RonJam.
RonJam 18 Duo jam with Ron and Don Wilner, May 2011
RonJam 19 Trio jam with Steve, Jeff, and Ron, July 2011
RonJam 20 Quintet with Gary Keller, Mark Small, Jamey Ousley, John Yarling, and Ron, July 23, 2012
RonJam 21 Quartet with Mike Rodriquez, Mike's dad, Roberto, Renny Rivero, and Ron, Aug 23, 2012
RonJam 22 Ron, Steve and Jeff, just trio, Sept. 23, 2012
RonJam 23 Ron, Steve and Jeff, Tom Mitchell, October, 2012
RonJam 24 Ron, Steve and Jeff, Tom Mitchell, November, 2012
RonJam 25 Duo with Troy Roberts and Ron, Jan. 7, 2013
RonJam 26 Duo with Adam Kolker and Ron, Jan. 26, 2013
RonJam 27 Ron, Steve and Jeff, Tom Mitchell, April, 2013
RonJam 28 Ron, Steve and Jeff, Tom Mitchell, July, 2013
RonJam 29 Ron, Troy Roberts, Tom Jago, Oct. 2013
RonJam 30 Ron, Steve and Jeff, Tom Mitchell, John Hart, Nov. 2013
RonJam 31 Duo with Phil Doyle and Ron, Dec. 2013
RonJam 32 Duo with Billy Ross, Don Wilner, and Ron, April 2014
RonJam 33 Duo with Ric Fierabracci and Ron, April 2014