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Music publishing executive , musician

Ronald T. Kirk, musician, music publishing executive. Recipient 1st place award Downbeat Magazine, 1962, 63, 64, 65, Melody Maker Magazine, 1963, 64, 66; named Musician of Year, Melody Maker, 1964, 66, World New Star in German Jazz Poll, 1964, 65. Member American Federation Musicians.


Kirk, Ronald T. was born on August 7, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Theodore and Gertrude (Broaddus) Kirk.


Educated Columbus School for Blind.


1 son, Rory. Performer tenor sax, manzello, flute, United States, Europe, Japan, 1949-1977. Leader Roland Kirk Quartet, 1954-1977. Writer Broadcast Music, Inc., 1962-1977.

President Rokir Music Corporation, New York City, 1964-1977.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: You Dig It, 1961. Three in One Without the Oil, 1962. Reeds and Deeds, Lonesome August Child, 1963.

      April Morning, Abstract Improvisations, Gifts and Messages, Hipchops, 1964. Ruined Castles, Serenade to a Cuckoo, Mystical Dream, 1965. RipRig and Panic

    • For Bechet, Byas and Fats.

      Hippery Slippery, Flippery. Jurez

    • Shakey Money

    • Nothin’ But the Truth, 1966.


Member American Federation Musicians.


Married Edith Hasking, February 6, 1962.

Theodore Kirk

Gertrude (Broaddus) Kirk

Edith Hasking