has been bringing its unique blend of dance music from the Caribbean
and around the world to Ohio’s premier events for over 20 years.
With a presentation as colorful and
exciting as the bird itself,
Macaw combines the sounds of the
drums and other traditional world music instruments with the guitars
and keyboards of American pop music.
Add to this Macaw’s beautiful four part vocal
harmonies and you have an
entertainment experience you won’t soon forget. Call me or
email email@example.com .
Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
You might recognize Ron from such well known
Cleveland acts as Ital, First Light, The Buckeye Biscuit Band, Alex Bevan, Pat
Dailey (to name just a few) or perhaps from his musical theatre work with Kent
State University (where he earned his M.F.A. in Theatre), Arena Fair Summer
Theatre or Cleveland Public Schools among others. Founder, leader, and producer,
his solid, "in the groove" bass lines, enchanting lead vocals, and exceptional
songwriting talents have brought the sound of Macaw alive for over thirteen
years. Although still very much involved with other recording and live projects
as producer, music director and artist, it is Ron's vision for Macaw to show
that we can be "one people out of many" through music and art.
Steel Drum, Congas, Percussion
Scott began playing steel drum with the University of Akron Steel Drum Band
while earning his B. A. in Music Education. This experience allowed him to
perform with such steelband greats as Len "Boogsie" Sharpe, Andy Narell, and
Jimmy Buffett's own Robert Greenidge. You might also recognize Scott from such
professional Cleveland area bands as Tropical Winds, Pan Harmony, and Island
Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Rolando's Latin American heritage, M.A.
in music and experience in such acts as Trio De Las Americas, and the
Pandemonium steel drum band make him a natural compliment for the international
flavor of Macaw.
Tim's lifelong enthusiasm for jazz music has found him working with such greats
as The Ink Spots, Vince Mendoza, Bill Noftsinger Trio, The Scott Alan Project
and many more. It's also easy to find Tim on recent CD releases by Dave
Crossland, Khearen Morgan, Pat Dailey, and Alex Bevan to name just a few.
Although his B.A. in Music and subsequent involvement with academic music and
theater have earned him the affectionate band nickname "Mr. Longfellow," his
performances are always a lesson in excitement.
ERIK DIAZ: Drums, Congas, Timbales, Percussion, Vocals
Erik brings with him an incredible energy and power to the percussion.
Originally from Los Angeles, he is best known around the Kent, Ohio area for his
years with the Kent State University African Music Ensemble. He is also the
drummer and vocalist for the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame educational program
“Blues in the Schools,” bringing the history of rock music to public schools all
over Ohio. Most recently he has been the tour drummer for Jefferson Airplane
alumni Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassidy’s band “Hot Tuna.”