|Biography: Ronald Turner’s current smooth/funk jazz CD, It’s All About Love, is his first project and is getting rave reviews from radio stations and Internet broadcasters around the world. Ronald’s over seven hundred fifty (750) TV advertisements in the central Los Angeles community on CNN, BET, ESPN, and The Food Network have helped to immensely boost CD sales and his notoriety with the local VIP record chain. According to the marketing manager at a VIP record store, Ronald Turner’s CD, It’s All About Love, outsold the number one R & B CD in America, Ruben Studdard, during the weeks of January 18-31, 2004. Radio ads were also aired on radio station KJLH in Los Angeles.
Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, selected Ronald’s CD as background music for his executives, professional sports teams, and guests as they prepare for flights on the company jets.
Ronald Turner and The Fashion Statement is a song winner through Broadjam.com. The band has two (2) of its songs placed on a compilation CD for the City of San Diego. Over 50,000 of these CD’s will be issued with the Travel Guide to city visitors. Ronald Turner is also a 2003 Smoothie award winner from Smoothjazz.com. Songs from the CD, It’s All About Love, have made the Broadjam.com Top Ten in the categories of Production/Instrumental, Mid-Tempo, Jazz, West/California, Latin, Latin Jazz, and Female favorite. Ronald Turner has also been on the Internet charts of Soundclick.com with No. 1 songs.
The CD, It’s All About Love, is a sexy blend of smooth jazz and love songs, rhythm flavored Latin composites, and influential overtones of funk spiced with R & B. The CD has gotten airplay on WUMR Memphis, TN, KBLX San Francisco, CA, Smoothjazz4u.com, Smoothjazz.com, MUZAK, Smoothjazz.com.au (Australia), DMX Inflight (cable radio/music programming for the airlines), KXPT Las Vegas, NV, RadioioJazz.com, WEAA Baltimore, MD, WRBV Macon, GA, WRVS Elizabeth City, NC, KCOZ Branson, MO, KSLK Visalia, CA, KUCI Irvine, CA, Café Jazz/Syndicated in Canada, KPVU/KTSU Houston, TX, WQTQ Hartford, CT, WHOV Hampton, VA, WROZ Lancaster, PA, WWSP Stevens Point, WI, WTPI Indianapolis, IN, WONB Lima, OH, WRRM Cincinnati, OH, WANM, WFSU, WJZT Tallahassee, FL, KOKY Little Rock, AK, KWYK Farmington, NM, KYSJ Coos Bay, OR, WBZC Burlington, NJ, WJAB Huntsville, AL, WTCC Springfield, MA, KKMJ Austin, TX, and KSHK Kauai, HI, Live 365 stations: “Joe Kelly,” WVOF Fairfield, CT, WAJM Atlanta, WhitesterRadio Omaha, NE, WCJZ Largo, FL, WSTM Syracuse, NY, Smoothjazz.CD Scottsdale, AZ, EchoSmoothJazz United Kingdom, CIMRadio, Indonesia, iTunes PodCasts, and twenty(20) other Live365.com Internet radio stations. Very glowing reviews have been written by jazz critics Jonathan Widran of Smooth Jazz Magazine and Denis Poole of Smooth Jazz Therapy in London.
Ronald Turner is the leader/drummer/songwriter of the Fashion Statement band and executive producer of his debut CD It’s All About Love. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, a graduate of Florida A and M University, and a former public school band director in Florida and Los Angeles, California. He has performed with singer Esther Phillips and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie for the Newport Jazz Festivals at Carnegie Hall, the Oakland Coliseum, and the Hollywood Bowl. Ronald has performed or arranged music with James Ingram, Ray Charles, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Patrice Rushen, Phil Perry, Dorothy Donegan, Don Julian, the Penguins, the Coasters, and Rev. James Cleveland.
Ronald Turner's website is http://www.pocketslam.com.