June 9, 1928|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||September 12, 1953
New York City, New York, United States
|Years active||late '40s - 1953|
Ronnie Singer (June 9, 1928 – September 12, 1953) was an American jazz guitarist in Chicago and New York City during the late 1940s and early 1950s. His talent has been compared to Jimmy Raney and his style noted as influential on other jazz musicians. At the age of 25, he and his wife committed suicide in New York. According to Lou Levy[disambiguation needed], Singer "was one of the great losses... He would have been one of the all-time greats."
- Jazz Forum (International Jazz Federation) (118): 40. 1983. Missing or empty
- Ingram, Adrian (August 2001). A Concise History of the Electric Guitar. Mel Bay Publications. p. 31. ISBN 0-7866-4982-8.
- Gitler, Ira (May 1987). Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s. Oxford University Press. pp. 268–269. ISBN 0-19-505070-3.
- Website dedicated to Ronnie Singer, in English and French, with photos and recordings