Beat two and four

Ron Otis is one of the most established sidemen in contemporary American jazz. The Detroit-based drummer is renowned for his versatility, improvisation and impeccable timing -- incorporating syncopated rhythms and funky accenting. having toured with guitarist Earl Klugh and pianist Bob James for over a decade, Otis usually plays alongside bassist Al Turner..

New CD Release

"Upfront" by Ron Otis

This debut cd has an all star line up of national and local musicians. To purchase/sample click a link below:

  • Direct from artist website (CD)
  • CDBaby (CD or Download)
  • ITunes (download only)


An Evening of Jazz & Hope - Concert

Ron Otis & Friends w/ special guest, Grammy Award Winner EARL KLUGH. Also joining is NELSON RANGELL, Brian O'Neal, Perry Hughes, Al Turner & Romel Alexander. Partial proceeds to benefit Community Social Services & DO FOUNDATION.

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CD Review:  
Ron is the epitome of smooth when it comes to drummers. Always in the pocket and right on time! This is one of those CD's you'll wish you had, if you don't. It's smooth, it jams, it rocks, it's HOT!