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Myers, Ron (Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D)

Myers, Ron [Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D], piano and trumpet; b. Cook County, Chicago, IL, 29 February 1956. He married Sylvia-Holmes-Myers on 5/7/1987. Heir children are Eric Holmes (24 years old), Ronald V. Myers, Jr. (24), Michael Myers (20), Joshua L. Myers (12) and Neoma Myers (9).

Myers's instructors were James Salamone, Milwaukee, WI (1971-1974), George Andrews, Milwaukee, WI (1971-1974), Anderson White, Milwaukee, WI (1973-1974), Professor Jimmy Cheatham, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, (1974-1979) and Ted Jackson, Madison, WI (1974-1978). His artistic associations include being Artistic Director, Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Program - Black Arts Music Society, Smith-Robertson Museum & Cultural Center & The Myers Foundation, Jackson, MS  (1989-Present); Founder & Director, Fellowship of Creative Christian Jazz Musicians, Belzoni, MS   (1983-Present); Chaplain, Black Jazz Music Caucus-International Association of Jazz Educators   (IAJE), Manhattan, KS (1990-Present); Music Panelist, National Endowment of the Arts, Washington, DC (1993-Present); and Guest Instructor, Endeleza Jazz Academy, Milwaukee, WI (1988-1990). He's played with Ashaki Mariamo, Madison,WI, Sayeed Jamal Quartet, Milwaukee, WI, Experimental Improvisation Black Music Ensemble, University of WI-Madison, Madison, WI, The Smith-Myers Group, Madison, WI, The Alvin Batiste Quartet, Baton Rouge, LA, and The Dick Griffin Quartet, Starkesville, MS. Other musicians he's played with include: Charles Allen, Dick Griffin, Wes Anderson, Sonny Stitt, Rodney Jordan, Vandy Harris, Jr., Ellis Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Russell Thomas, Aye Aton, Jan Wheaton, Kid Jordan, Richard Davis, Joyce Marie Jackson, John Blake, Rolla Armstead, Jeannie Cheatham, Jimmy Cheatham, Alvin Fielder, Herbert Smith, Marion Hayden, London Branch, Hattush Alexander, Reggie Willis, Walter Payton, Victor Goines, Howard Harris, Ernest Jackson, Herman Jackson, Dwight Andrews, Will Bertolette, Dennis Oliver, Byron Pope, Richard Jess Brown, Jr., Alvin Batiste, Herbert Smith, Sipho Kunene, Wendell Bond, Harry Anderson, James Johnson, Thurman Barker, E. J. Turner, Russell Gunn, Margaret Rundles, Bill Huntington, Steve Collins, Ruben Marquez, Pat Wick, Al Bartee, Terry McCullough, Dan Powers, Bob Stewart, Rachella Parks, Rodney Bowens, W. A. Richardson, Charles Scott, Billy Howell, Vincent Bowen, Donald Mayberry, Michael Myers, and John Judkins. He has also appeared with a number of choirs. He was director of Experimental Improvisational Black Music Ensemble, Mississippi Valley State   University, Itta Bena, MS (1989) and has taught at numerous Jazz Workshops throughout the country. He has conducted jazz worship services at Midnight Jazz Worship Service (Black Jazz Music Caucus - International Association of Jazz Educators Convention, 1990 - 1997) - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC - Miami, FL - San Antonio, TX - Atlanta, GA - Boston, MS - Anaheim, CA - Chicago, IL, Rosedale Park Baptist Church, Rev. Haman Cross, Jr., Pastor - Detroit, MI, St. Stephens Baptist Church, Dr. Mac Charles Jones, Pastor, Kansas City, MO, Grace Emanuel Baptist Church, Rev. Marvin A. Jennings, Pastor - Flint, MI, Jubilee United Methodist Church, Dr. Sheron Patterson, Pastor - Duncanville, TX and Kingdomworks Conference - Philadelphia, PA.

Cheatham's Rap and Charma (1976 45 rpm); Doctor's Orders (1994)

Radio and television broadcasts:
"Looking For Mr. Good Job", WHA Television, Madison, WI (10/1/80)
"Black Music Filler", Black History Month Jazz Music Special, WHA Television, Madison, WI, (February 1981)
"Today Show" - N.B.C. (1990)
"Saturday Night With Connie Chung" - C.B.S. (1990)
"The American Journey" - National Public Television, WHA Television, Madison, WI (1990)
Numerous local T.V. and Radio appearances especially in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Indiana, Michigan, California & Mississippi

Newspapers and Periodicals:
Jazz Society, Baton Rouge, LA*
Jazz South Newsletter, Southern Arts Federation, Atlanta, GA*
The Saginaw News, Saginaw, MI*
Insight News, Minneapolis, MN*
The New York Times, New York, NY (2/12/90)
The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS*
The Capitol Times, Madison, WI*
Isthmus, Madison, WI*
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN*
The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, WI*
The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL (12/3/89)
Bogalusa Daily News, Bogalusa, LA*
The Jackson Advocate, Jackson, MS*
The Greenwood Commonwealth, Greenwood, MS*
The Delta Democrat Times, Greenville, MS*
The Local Daily Journal, Oxford, MS (5/13/89)
Ebony Magazine, Chicago, IL (5/91)
Emerge Magazine, New York, NY (8/90)
*Numerous articles in these publications as well as many others throughout the
  country, especially in Wisconsin, Louisiana & Mississippi from 1974 -1997. 
Publications by Myers:
 "Jazz Improvisation in Amos", By Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Madison Times
  Newspaper, Madison, WI 1994

Contact information:
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
201 N. George Lee Avenue  P.O. Box 29
Belzoni, MS 39038

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