Ann Ruckert - Consultant to Music
Produced, played and / or sung on over 3,000 commercially
released recordings, including national jingles for Luvs Diapers,
Burlington Coat Factory, Chevrolet, Mazda and C&S Bank.
Ann has worked with Michel LeGrand, Barbra Streisand, Aretha
Franklin, Merry Clayton, Sarah Dash, Quincy Jones. T Rex,
and Strawbs. Musical coordinator / contractor for major motion
pictures and TV soundtracks including Housesitter with Steve
Martin and Goldie Hawn; Boys on the Side with Whoopie Goldberg;
and Lovesickwith Dudley Moore.
Internationally known as a musician's musician, Ann studied
orchestration and composition at Juilliard and London's Royal
Academy of Music, as well as privately with Parisian teacher
Nadia Boulanger, Helen Jordan and David Sorin Collyer. She
continued her studies in ethnomusicology at New York University
She is continuing her work as an award winning studio musician,
projects coordinator, and freelance A&R person.
Ann has a partnership with Jimmy 'the wiz' Wisner - Wisner
Ruckert & Associates. It is a production and management
company. Jimmy Wisner was an executive at Columbia Records
and head of A&R. Between his buisness experience and Ann's
talent scouting, the two year-old company is blossoming. Also,
Ann has developed a record label with partners Brian Muni
and James Rohler of AJ, called 13 Stories Records, Inc. to
Industry/Pro Bono AffiliationsJazz Foundation of America:
Co-founder, with pianists Dr. Billy Taylor and Herb Storfer,
and Board of Directors.
JazzMobile: Board of Directors, from 1982-1998
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Governor,
Trustee, Vice President of New York chapter; Chair of Education
Committee; 4-year member of TV committee for the Grammy Awards
Show, from 1982-2003.
Schomberg Center for Black Studies: serves as commissioner
for this prestigious division of the New York Public Library,
devoting special attention to the Jazz Archives
World Hunger Year: Board of Directors