Albums & Studio Work
Our very first CalJAS performer, Ron Eschete has been with us since 2004.
Shortly after leaving Loyola University, Ron was tapped to tour with Buddy Greco. While on tour with Greco, Escheté set his sites on the Los Angeles music scene. In 1970 Escheté relocated to California, working and recording with vibist Dave Pike. In 1975 he joined forces with pianist Gene Harris and quickly establish his reputation as a premier accompanist. Over the decades Escheté has worked with the greatest artists in jazz including: Ella Fitzgerald; Sarah Vaughn; Diana Krall; Dizzy Gillespie; Milt Jackson; Ray Brown and many more.
Escheté has appeared on the Tonight Show with Diana Krall, the Merv Griffin Show with the Mort Lindsey Orchestra, and the Mike Douglas Show with Buddy Greco. He has played nearly every notable jazz venue in the southern California including the Catalina Bar and Grill, The Jazz Bakery, Steamers, Donté’s, Carmelo’s, The Parisian Room and The Lighthouse to name only a few. He has toured extensively playing clubs from New York to San Francisco
Good friend and House Concert Host Luther Hughes has been one of the most active L.A. bassists for many years. His resume of recordings and performers is endless, including his years with Gene Harris, and perhaps more notably, Nancy Wilson. Luther’s work as a jazz and bass educator is developing some of the best young artists throughout the region. www.lutherhughes.com
Guest vocalist and host, Becky Hughes along with CalJAS President Dale Boatman, will be featured on selected vocals.