Ronnie Singer

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Ronnie Singer
Ronnie Singer.jpg
Background information
Born (1928-06-09)June 9, 1928
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died September 12, 1953(1953-09-12) (aged 25)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Jazz
Bebop
Occupations Guitarist, artist
Instruments Guitar
Years active late '40s - 1953
Website ronniesinger.blogspot.com

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[1] and his style noted as influential on other jazz musicians.[2] At the age of 25, he and his wife committed suicide in New York.[3] According to Lou Levy[disambiguation needed], Singer "was one of the great losses... He would have been one of the all-time greats."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jazz Forum (International Jazz Federation) (118): 40. 1983. 
  2. ^ Ingram, Adrian (August 2001). A Concise History of the Electric Guitar. Mel Bay Publications. p. 31. ISBN 0-7866-4982-8. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 

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