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Ron Henderson


Acoustic and electronic drums /percussion
(818) 999-2945

EDUCATION
Fulton Jr. High and Van Nuys High School - Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Orchestra and Big Bands
Valley Jr. College, Mission Jr. College and California State University Northridge - Music theory and performing Big Bands
Dick Grove Music Workshops
Private Instruction - Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Freddy Grubber, Murry Spevak, Les DeMerral



PERFORMING/RECORDING

1970's
Performances with rock and school bands including "Battle of the Bands" at the Hollywood Bowl.
Won "Best Rhythm Section" award in two competitions.
Performed cover material in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno, Los Angeles and Orange Counties with 7 piece Funk/Rhythm & Blues Band.
Performed at Los Angeles venues with various original bands including "The Grass Roots" (ABC/Dunhill)
Acquired production deals and a development deal with Chrysalis Records.
Percussionist with Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra.
1980's
Live TV performances including the Academy Awards.
US & Japan tour with "Taste of Honey"(CBS/Rhino) #1 dance hit Boogy Oogy Oogy.
Showcased with jazz-rock classical band Immigrant at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium.
1st call drummer for recording at "Moonwind Recording Studio" and "Chappell Publishing".
Production and development deal with Warner Bros.
Toured with warm-up and back-up bands for Leif Garrett (Scotty Bros./WEA) throughout Southeast Asia. Included televised concert special and talk shows.
Labeled as "L.A.'s Hottest" by Los Angeles radio station KWST.
Performances/recording with new wave/dance band X-Checker (Jem Records) and original rock band Chez Vous (JVC Japan distribution).
Project with Steve Vai (independent).
Member of pop Latin rock band Zerimar (Jem/WEA). Videos and live performances.
Top 10 single "Amiga" on Latin radio play lists, and other album cuts on heavy rotation.

1990's
Performances with Spencer Davis (classic rock artist).
Performances in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Reno and Tahoe with Clear Cut\Foreign Exchange (CBS Canada) doing R&B dance covers and original contemporary rock.
Private & Corporate Casuals (Weddings, Christmas parties, etc.) Companies include McDonnell Douglas, Microsoft, Novel and Lockheed.
Recording sessions, including jingles\sound tracks (programming, overdubs and basic tracking)
Touring and recording with original country band Kelly Lynn Gitter & the Untamed (#2 European radio air play winter '95).
Numerous live performances throughout California with various blues, R&B, jazz and rock bands including The Buds Blues Band, Stone, Chris Bell & 100% Blues, The Pieter Holland Band, Smokin' (Boston tribute), Grand Illusion (Styx tribute) and Saturday Night Beaver (70's Funk and Disco), Heartbreaker (Pat Benatar tribute)


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