“But the highest kudos of the evening go to musical director and piano accompanist Ron Roy, whose arrangements just sizzled. A standout was “New York Minute,” where Roy and the band were on fire. And for Roy, who more frequently accompanies cabaret singers, whose material is more American Songbook and musical theater, this program finally allowed Roy to display his considerable jazz chops to great effect.” —EDGE
Ron is on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and as a pianist and musical director has extensive credits in cabaret, musical theatre and opera. He has been on stage both locally and worldwide, including Scullers Jazz Club, the Huntington Theatre, the Roy Hart Theatre in Southern France, and venues in Berlin and Toyko. He travels internationally as musical director and accompanist for a variety of shows and performers, including the Off-Broadway hit, Forbidden Broadway.
Ron and Shepley first worked together in Italy at The Tuscany Project, a vocal workshop where Ron is an ongoing faculty member.