Ron Eschet (pronounced ESH-tay) is the consummate master of the seven-string guitar. Whether he is playing bebop, ballads or blues he is a musically sophisticated guitarist who plays with grace and dignity. His deft and nimble fingers paint a spectrum of sound so rich that his voicings are often compared with those of a pianist. Eschet?© was born in Houma, Louisiana, and not surprisingly his early influences were jazz masters Jim Hall, Howard Roberts and Wes Montgomery. After receiving his first guitar at the age of 14, Eschet?© joined a quartet and was working clubs in Louisiana before he had even graduated from high school. He attended Loyola University where he majored in classical guitar and minored in flute.
Shortly after Eschet left Loyola he was tapped to tour with Buddy Greco. While on tour with Greco, Eschet?© set his sites on the Los Angeles music scene. In 1975 he joined forces with pianist Gene Harris and quickly establish his reputation as a premier accompanist. Over the decades Eschet?© has worked with the greatest artists in jazz including: Ella Fitzgerald; Sarah Vaughn; Diana Krall; Dizzy Gillespie; Milt Jackson; Ray Brown and many more.