16 December 1933 |
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Associated acts||George Shearing, Frank Sinatra|
Ron Anthony (born December 16, 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz guitarist and singer.
At sixteen, Anthony started playing guitar. Two years later, he was performing professionally at venues in his native Pittsburgh. In 1955, he went into the Army, where he played with an Army jazz band in Germany. When he returned home, he enrolled in Duquesne University and studied music, and after one year moved to New York City. Beginning in 1962, he spent two years touring as a member of the George Shearing Quintet. He moved to Los Angeles, but when Shearing needed a guitarist, Anthony went back on the road with him for four years.
Settling in Los Angeles, he gave guitar lessons and wrote an instructional book, Comping: A Practical Method for the Accompanying Guitarist. In 1986, he was invited to join Frank Sinatra's band to replace guitarist Tony Mottola, and he toured with Sinatra for nearly ten years. Years later, he played at Sinatra's memorial service and played on a tribute album, The Memory of All That.
- Same Time, Same Place with Conte Candoli
- It's Always 4 A.M. with Dave Carpenter
- 1972 As Requested, George Shearing
- 1993 Vierd Blues, Ron Affif
- 1993 Duets, Frank Sinatra
- 1994 Duets II, Frank Sinatra
- Yanow, Scott (2013). The great jazz guitarists : the ultimate guide. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.
- King, Peter B. (29 July 1999). "Jazzman Ron Anthony has kept beat with elite". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Ron Anthony | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
- Ron Anthony Interview NAMM Oral History Library (2011)