Ron Jackson is a New York guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, recording artist, and instructor. He has performed and recorded in over 20 countries as a bandleader and ensemble performer. Ron's style of guitar playing and compositions is a blend of jazz, and other American styles such as soul, rhythm and blues, pop that is influenced by his roots in the Phillipines. Ron has 5 CD's as a leader and has recorded and performed with Taj Majal, Mingus Guitar Orchestra, Benny Golson, Randy Weston, Ron Carter, Oliver Lake, Jaki Byard, Jimmy Cobb, Rufus Reid, Larry Coryell, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Bernard Purdie, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hank Jones, Gary Bartz, John Hicks,Olantunji, The Boys Choir of Harlem, to name a few. Ron is on the faculty of The New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Wachovia Jazz For Teens Program, Music Outreach, The Brooklyn Conservatory and The New York Pops Create A Symphony Program. He has taught and lectured at the Prins Claus Conservatoire, "New Comes to Groningen" program in The Netherlands, Duke University, The National Summer Guitar Workshop Jazz Summit, The New School, New York University, at Jazzmobile, as well as in clinics in France, Escuela Creativa Musica, Madrid Spain, The United Kingdom, Australia and Portugal. Ron endorses Seymour Duncan pickups, Thomastik-Infeld Strings, Heritage Guitars and Aria Guitars.