UPDATES:
As of January 2017 Ruth now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.  Keep an eye out for future shows!

Ruth is professional trumpeter and vocalist.  She has a Bachelor's of Music Degree (Trumpet Performance) from the University of Denver (Lamont School of Music) and a Master's in Music (Jazz Performance) from the University of Toledo.  Ruth has studied with Alan Hood, Gunnar Mossblad, Tad Weed, Donna Wickham, and William Campbell.    

She has performed in several different groups ranging from big bands, musical productions, orchestras, funk/ska/rock bands to traditional, latin and contemporary jazz groups. As a vocalist Ruth specializes in scat singing, jazz standards, soul and popular music.  She was also a part time member of Toledo's world music group, Raq The Casbah and worked for the wedding band company Blue Water Kings (freelance vocalist/trumpeter) of International Musicians Guild. 

Previously, Ruth was performing around the Northeast Ohio and Southeast Michigan areas with her duo, trio and quartet.  The music offered ranged (and still ranges) from Bossa Novas sung in Portuguese, French torch songs, different eras/styles of jazz standards and a wide range of popular music for all ages.  Ruth performed with the big band Swingmania, as a part of the trumpet section, lead female vocalist and swing dancer. She also subbed occasionally for the Paul Keller Orchestra (Ann Arbor, MI).

Ruth also works for the Grammy award-winning musician, Brent Fischer of Clare Fischer Productions.  She is the social media administrator and assistant for Clare Fischer Productions. Skills used range from social media promotion, wordpress, photoshop, indesign, basic HTML, digital management of music by Clare and Brent Fischer and much more! www.clarefischer.com