"Ron steps into the limelight as a jazz artist, an impassioned trumpeter, flugelhornist and
composer whose artistry, good cheer and comprehensive jazz knowledge make
Once Again for the First Time an immensely appealing and substantive date."
Chuck Berg Downbeat Magazine




The CD features:
Patrice Rushen, piano
Shelly Berg, Piano
Jeff Clayton, alto saxophone
Kenny Davis, bass
and Roy McCurdy, drums.
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email: Ron McCurdy.
"Once Again for the First Time"

The CD is entitled, Once Again for the First Time, which
serves as the title track for the CD. The title is meant to serve as a statement to laud Dr. Ron McCurdy becoming a member of the faculty at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. Even though Dr. McCurdy has spent all of his professional life as a professor at two other universities, he states, "there is something fresh, new and exciting about joining the faculty at USC. It feels like the first time!" Dr. McCurdy further states, "I have been involved as an educator for more than fifteen years at the college level. I have directed All-State High School honor jazz bands and choirs. I have served as guest soloist and conductor with the Disney College Program and with the Grammy Foundation. Invariably, I would be asked, do you have a CD? The answer was always, no! When I moved to Los Angeles, I was so taken by the caliber and plethora of talent here. I knew it was time to make it happen"

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