Ro Gebhardt was born in 1963 in Neunkirchen/Saar. He studied popular music at the Conservatoire de Musique/ Luxembourg. He studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston/USA as a scholarship holder with excellent grades. Ro was a master pupil of Mick Goodrick and John Abercrombie, and a pupil, and sideman of Hal Crook. He studied Arrangement and Composition/ Jazz at the University for Music in Cologne and graduated with honors. He was the winner of the Saarland jazz-rock sponsorship award as leader of the band Alegria. He was a lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Nuremberg, Jazz and Rock School in Freiburg. He has also studied at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Cologne, the University for Music and Performing Arts in Saarbrucken, and the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz. He has been an artist since 1989 concentrating on guitar, composing, as well as arranging for jazz, Latin, pop, and fusion ensembles in various orchestrations.