Ron Wasserman

Ron Wasserman is a fourth generation musician and lifelong New Yorker. A veteran bassist, he is also an arranger, composer and conductor.  He got his start in the music business at age three by helping his father set up the drum kit for the ice show at the 1964 World's Fair. His first experience with the classics was at age 12 under the baton of Leonard Bernstein while singing in the children's chorus at the Metropolitan Opera, and his first performance as a bassist on a symphonic job was at age 15 performing with the New York Philharmonic as a member of the All-City High School Orchestra in an educational concert.

Since his first professional gig in 1979 at age 18, Ron has logged well over 5,000 performances in virtually every imaginable performing arts genre, most of them as the principal bassist of the NYC Ballet Orchestra.  He played his 1.000th performance of "The Nutcracker" on December 17, 2017. 

As a composer he has four CDs of original music to his credit, and his music has been performed in the US, Italy, Scotland, France, and the Dominican Republic.  He is a rotating member of the world-class JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band, and he is the founder and artistic director of the New York Jazzharmonic orchestra: