Ronald Turner


It's All About Love by Ronald Turner And The Fashion Statement is the 2003 Smoothie Award winner for being the 19th most played CD of independents on the network.  It was also selected as one of the Top 5 Favorite CD's in 2004 by the SmoothJazzAndMore Internet radio station. 

Ronald Turner and The Fashion Statement is a song winner through The band has two (2) of its songs placed on a compilation CD for the City of San Diego. Over 50,000 of these CD’s will be issued with the Travel Guide to city visitors.  

Songs from the CD, It’s All About Love, have made the Top Ten in the categories of Production/Instrumental, Mid-Tempo, Jazz, West/California, Latin, Latin Jazz, and Female favorite. Ronald Turner has also been on the Internet charts of with No. 1 songs. 

Ronald Turner and The Fashion Statement Band is a professional, clean-cut group of musicians that give their musical best to put joy in the minds and hearts of our listeners through deeply felt creativity. Our group was established in 1990 as a jazz/funk ensemble. We consist of musically well-educated instrumentalists utilizing saxophones, keyboards, electric bass, and drums. We play a variety of music ranging from smooth jazz, contemporary/straight ahead jazz to funk and blues. Each player in the group is a multi-talented musician having played with world-renowned artists like Dizzy Gillespie to contemporary artist Maxwell." The CD, It’s All About Love, is a sexy blend of smooth jazz and love songs, rhythm flavored Latin composites, and influential overtones of funk spiced with R & B.


The title track, “It’s All About Love”, was in the top 10 on the charts in both genres of Smooth Jazz and Jazz charts. It reached number one on the Smooth Jazz charts and number two in the Jazz charts within ten (10) days of it’s submission. They remained in those positions for over a week. “Mr. Gary (aka Slam Dunk)”, reached number one on the Soundclick charts under the World Music/Latin Salsa genre. It is currently within the top 10 under this genre.

CIMRadio founder, Peter Su, quoted, “What a feel good CD. I must say that you have one of the best tastes in smooth jazz ever”. Mr. Su also stated that he personally liked “Mr. Gary (aka Slam Dunk)” very much. It, along with “It’s All About Love”, would be on the air the next day after it arrived at his station. After the station’s highest demand ever from the radio audience to play Ronald Turner, Mr. Su placed another favorite, “Real Chocklett”, on the station’s playlist. KXPT producer/show host, Ric Gould, quoted, “I feel you have produced a project that will fit any smooth jazz format. It’s a very radio friendly CD.” Australia program director Terence Gaynon acclaimed, What an outstanding CD! My favorite is "Real Chocklett" (Track 10). My only regret is that it wasn't long enough."


Smooth Jazz News Magazine writer Jonathan Widran concludes that the smooth jazz format should be open to give Ronald Turner's CD a shot at airplay.


Music promoter Cliff Gorov of All That Jazz in Las Vegas, NV, stated, "There is an elite country club of smooth jazz musicians.  Ronald Turner deserves to be in that club."  All That Jazz has promoted Norah Jones, Kenny G, Boney James, Dave Koz, George Duke, Herb Alpert, and the list goes on.

Ronald Turner is the leader/drummer/songwriter of the Fashion Statement band and executive producer of his debut CD It’s All About Love. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, a graduate of Florida A and M University, and a former public school band director in Florida and Los Angeles, California.

He has performed with singer Esther Phillips and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie for the Newport Jazz Festivals at Carnegie Hall, the Oakland Coliseum, and the Hollywood Bowl. Also he has performed or arranged music with James Ingram, Ray Charles, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Patrice Rushen, Phil Perry, Don Julian, the Penguins, the Coasters, Rev. James Cleveland, Henry Jackson, the Los Angeles Male Ecumenical Choir, the Platters, Richard Berry, Brenton Wood, Cardella Demilo, and gospel singer Bessie Griffin.