Ronnie Singer

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Ronnie Singer
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Background information
Born (1928-06-09)June 9, 1928
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died September 12, 1953(1953-09-12) (aged 25)
New York City
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1940s–1953

Ronnie Singer (June 9, 1928 – September 12, 1953) was an American jazz guitarist from Chicago. He has been compared to Jimmy Raney[1] and 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, Singer "was one of the great losses... He would have been one of the all-time greats."[3]


  1. ^ Jazz Forum. International Jazz Federation (118): 40. 1983.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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.