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Ron & the Rowdies @ Sweetwater

April 23, 2013

TONIGHT – Tuesday, April 23:

Vintage Dixieland Jazz band, Ron and the Rowdies, featuring Ron Fink – drums; Brian Stanbridge – trumpet; Bob Krenkel – clarinet; Lynn Seaton – bass; and Josh Hanlan – piano; lights up the patio stage atSweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. FREE

Ron Fink with his vintage drum set.

Ron Fink with his vintage drum set.

Ron & the Rowdies playing the Civic Center Stage at the 2012 Denton Arts & Jazz Fest.

Heading up this fun Jazz band is Ron Fink, drum Master, who deftly shifts genres – and band names – for his various groups, including Ron & the Finklesteiners (German “oompah music”). He also plays drums for the Sweetwater House Band – Sweetwater Jazz Quartet.

About Ron Fink

Ron Fink holds a master’s and bachelor’s in music from the University of Illinois. Fink studied with Paul Price, Jack McKenzie, and Al Payson while at Illinois. Fink, who had been at University of North Texas from 1964 to 2000, is past vice-president of the Percussive Arts Society and former board member of that society for 10 years. He also was the percussion editor for The Instrumentalist. As a writer and publisher, he has publications on drum set, timpani, snare drum, vibraphone, and mallet ensemble.

Ron and the Finklesteiners playing Gerhard's German Restaurant

Ron and the Finklesteiners playing Gerhard’s German Restaurant

Fink is a founding member Denton’s Vintage Jazz Society, directing the annual Fat Tuesday Celebration bands at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern.

Fink was former principal percussionist and timpanist with the Fort Worth Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. He has done much freelance playing with many groups, including his own bands. Fink and two UNT physics professors were awarded a grant to study the harmonic analysis of the timpani using spectral analysis.

Ron Fink, enjoys hunting and fishing, and is well known as a collector of old toys and gives lecture-slide presentations. Some of his research photos appear in toy books and periodicals.

 

Ron Fink holds a master’s and bachelor’s in music from the University of Illinois. Fink studied with Paul Price, Jack McKenzie, and Al Payson while at Illinois. Fink, who has been at UNT since 1964, is past vice-president of the Percussive Arts Society and former board member of that society for 10 years. He also was the percussion editor for The Instrumentalist. As a writer and publisher, he has publications on drum set, timpani, snare drum, vibraphone, and mallet ensemble.

Fink was former principal percussionist and timpanist with the Fort Worth Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. He has done much freelance playing with many groups, including his own bands. Fink and two UNT physics professors were awarded a grant to study the harmonic analysis of the timpani using spectral analysis. Ron Fink is well known as a collector of old toys and gives lecture-slide presentations. Some of his research photos appear in toy books and periodicals.

4 Comments
  1. James Riggs permalink

    Thanks for the recent ad for the Official Texas Jazz Orchestra Sweetwater appearance. James Riggs, Regents Professor Emeritus University of North Texas

  2. R.Fink6@verizon.net permalink

    Kathy, Thanks for the excellent publicity on the Dixieland at Sweetwater. Thanks for all you do! Best, Ron

    Ron Fink

  3. You’re very welcome, Ron. See you soon – maybe at the Arts & Jazz Fest…

  4. You’re very welcome, Jim. See you (maybe) at the Arts & Jazz Fest.

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