Ronald Muldrow heard Wes Montgomery playing "Canadian Sunset" on the radio while recovering from a broken leg. He was determined to follow in the footsteps of this genius. Subsequent influences on guitar include Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Phillip Upchurch, Roland Faulkner, and George Benson. Muldrow has toured with Eddie Harris, Staple Singers, Lou Rawls, Ronnie Laws, Booker T. Jones, and Maceo Parker, to name a few. After a long association with the great Eddie Harris, Ronald moved to New York City where he met Kevin Eubanks. He sometimes subbed for Kevin on gigs; one such memorable occasion was with Roy Haynes' band. Since that time Muldrow has gone on tour with his own band. Most notably at the Playboy Jazz Festival in Pasadena, CA, and the Newport Jazz Festival in Saratoga, New York. Ronald received his B.M. in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University and his M.M. in Studio/Jazz Guitar from USC. Ronald has released six CDs that have all received recognition in jazz circles. His first CD, "Gnowing You" included such talents as Larry Goldings on organ. Followed by "Yesterdays" featuring the legendary Melvin Rhyne, the original organist with the Wes Montgomery trio. His next CD, "Diaspora", brought Muldrow together with pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Yoron Israel. His fourth CD "Facing Wes" featured vibraphonist Steve Nelson, pianist James Williams, Yoron Israel, and Peter Washington. "Freedom's Serenade" features vibraphonist Miller Pertum, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Peter Washington, and drummers Yoron Israel and Lorca Hart. Ronald's current release "Mapenzi" along with vibraphonist Miller Pertum, pianists Mulgrew Miller and Donald Vega, bassists Robert Hurst and Peter Washington, and drummers Yoron Israel and Lorca Hart. Ronald has also been nominated for best jazz artist (2003) by the LA Black Music Awards.