Ron Powell is an accomplished musician and exciting performer. Ron takes pride in his experience, longevity, and ability to move an audience. He has been touring the world since 1978, working with many great artists including ten years with Kenny G., nine years with Diana Ross, and fourteen years with Sergio Mendes. Through his experience with Sergio, Ron learned the intricacies of Brazilian percussion. He has also played with Tania Maria, Oscar Castro-Neves, and his own band L.A. Samba and made special appearances with Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, Djavan and Samba School Villa Isabelle.
Ron's versatility and showmanship have made him one of the most sought after percussionists in the world. Other notable credits include; Sheena Easton, Dianne Reeves, Ricky Lee Jones, and Barry White. Ron is well studied in Afro-Latin percussion and has perfomed with some of his favorite Afro-Latin bands, Santana, El Chicana and Miami Sound Machine.
Ron is a teacher and a student of the world of percussion. Ron has done many sessions and music related projects which include the coordination of the African drum section of the Lion King Parade at Disneyland in California. He attributes his success in the music industry to his love for learning, performing, and sharing percussion and music.