Ron Meza &
the High Definition Big Band
 
Big Band jazz in Hi Def!
 
The High Definition Big Band is an American big band led by jazz trumpeter & composer Ron Meza, an active performer in Los Angeles and Paris. 
 
Ron has been an international jazz ambassador for the past 25 years fronting his award winning big band the High Definition Big Band.  He brings the City of Angels to the City of Lights where the idea of sharing American Jazz Culture has been a mainstay of the band since 1988. One highlight was being the guest big band, backing the Four Tops & the Temptations, at the grand opening of EuroDisney in April of 1992. How better to be an American in Paris?
 
Benefiting from Ron's deep ties to the musical scenes in L.A and New York, the HD-BB also serves as a hub for touring american artists (both singers and instrumentalists), passing through Europe, in need of a good hard swinging american big band. Staffed with several highly experienced expat americans, the High Definition Big Band offers up something that is nearly impossible to find in Europe : Authentic jazz culture and swing. One word sums it up. SWING!
 
In September 1991 Ron was featured in the International Herald Tribune article entitled
”An Ambassador from Big Band Land” by Mike Zwerin. Click here for article.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ron has accompanied such renowned musicians as Joe Zawinul, John Lee Hooker jr., Carlos Santana, Jerome Richardson, Donald Byrd, Bennie Maupin, Lester Bowie, Bill Watrous, Frank Wess, Teddy Edwards, Branford Marsallis, Wayne Shorter, Woody James, Harold Land, Buddy Childers, Kim Richmond, Harry Kim, Ernie Andrews, Luis Bonilla, Al Porcino, Joe Roccisano, Glenn Ferris, Billy Mitchell, Chuck Flores, Gary Herbig, Willy DeVille, Scott Whitfield, Wally Badarou, Percy Sledge, The Mills Brothers The Four Tops, The Temptations, Gina Eckstine, The Lennon Sisters, The Mills Brothers, Isaac Hayes & Carlinhos Brown.
 
 
The Band plays compositions and arrangements from Ron Meza, Alan Broadbent, Jeff Bunnell, François Théberge, Matt Gawlick, Martin Fournier & Peter McGuinness.
 
• Winner of the Kanterbrau Battle of the Big Bands 1991
• Performed at the grand opening of EuroDisney with the Four Tops & the Temptations1992
• Official Big Band for President Bill Clinton’s inauguration party 1993 (Paris)
 
The High Definition Big Band was featured on the French Canadian TV show called Paris Bouche à Bouche in August  2009 on the  Evasion TV channel in Quebec.
 
 
Ron is also giving big band workshops so if you are interested having him do a workshop at your school or conservatory just send an email so it can be set it up.


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Contact:

INTERNATIONAL call & TEXT number +1.424.234.8089
Paris +33.9.62.38.67.00 / portable +33.6.85.24.93.09
Los Angeles +1.310.306.0950
 
ronmeza@y a h o o . c o m (take the spaces out - poor man’s spam filter)
 
last update: March 15th, 2014
Where the City of Angels swings in the City of Light
Clips from le Petit Journal Montparnasse - March 7th 2014