2014 JAMM Tribute Honorees

Sunny & Ron

Ron & Sunny

Mark your calendar for the 2014 JAMM Tribute Concert featuring this years honorees Ron and Sunny! This 5th Annual JAMM Tribute Concert is sure to be a sellout. Don’t be left out–get your tickets today! Day of or at-the-door tickets are $10 more (that’s if there are any left)

Check out this photo montage video, with Sunny singing with only Ed Fedewa accompaniment on double bass.

As a couple, they have set very high standards for students studying jazz and are well worth the attention of listeners. As individuals, they have influenced the lives of many in the jazz world.  Ron Newman, a graduate of N. Texas State with a doctorate from MSU, has been on the faculty since the middle 70’s and has been a strong force in the Michigan jazz scene.  He developed Jazz Bands I & II from struggling ensembles into award winners and has been a successful instructor of jazz improvisation, arranging, pedagogy, history and a professor of music theory. Continue reading