Ron Wasserman is a veteran, third generation musician, native New Yorker, and composer. Since his first professional gig in 1979 at age 18, he has logged close to 5,000 performances in virtually every imaginable musical genre, including over 900 performances of “The Nutcracker” as a member of the NYC Ballet Orchestra. As a composer he has three CDs of original music to his credit and his music has been performed in the US, Italy, Scotland, and the Dominican Republic.
Ron is a member of the world-class, JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and concertizes with them several times a year in NY and out of town.
In his spare time, he is the artistic director of the New York Jazzharmonic, the creation of which is the culmination of a life-long dream in that it succinctly merges an improvisatory and swinging jazz idiom with the forms, formality, and trappings of classical music, with a soupçon of world music thrown in.