Ronnie Laws' name is virtually synonymous with good music. True Laws fans know, this gifted contemporary music artist is by no means to new comer to the business. A native of Houston, Texas, born October 3, 1950, the third in a famous line of four musicians that include his classically trained jazz flautist brother, Hubert, and his vocalist sisters, Eloise and Debra. Laws taught himself to play high saxophone at the age of eleven, and after an eye injury sidelined early dreams of a career in professional baseball, to fulfill his mom's dream of playing the horn, his instrument became his all-consuming passion. I have studied music in High School, at Stephen F. Austin State and Texas Southern University, developing a progressive mastery and technique.
In 1970 I moved to Los Angeles, where I found work under the tutelage of such legendary talents as The Jazz Crusaders and Hugh Masakela. His formative training also included stints with Jazz pianist Walter Bishop Jr. and organist Doug Cann. He was a member of the 70's much-revered soul group Earth Wind and Fire, where he played tenor and soprano sax for a two-year stint, before finally venturing out to pursue only career.