Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, December 5 – 11, 2016
“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”
Performed by Ron Di Salvio
Ron Di Salvio is a true twenty-first century Renaissance man. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946 he began his musical journey at the age of eleven learning the accordion with Alexander Matos. At sixteen he studied jazz piano with Lennie Tristano. A self taught composer, Ron’s piano trio performed in numerous jazz clubs in New York’s Greenwich Village in the late sixties. He shared the stage with Sonny Rollins, Art Farmer, Joe Henderson, Jimmy Cobb and Enrico Rava.
Ron is Music Director of the United Methodist Church in Marshall, Michigan and serves as adjunct professor at Kalamazoo College teaching improvisation, composition and theory. Ron is an Origin, BluJazz and Meadow Run Music recording artist. He is author of DELTADIATONICS and introduces a universal chord symbology for the 21st Century.
“Di Salvio the composer and pianist captured the spirit and gave us something new.” – Jimmy Cobb, New York, NY
“I’ve been a follower of Ron Di Salvio for decades. I recall him as a creative protege of Lenny Tristano, with a singular and distinctive personal style. He was always a devoted and consummate musician.” -Jesse K
“If classical poetry could be transformed into a musical serenade, Ron would be the sculptor.” -Sharryl N