Ann Ruckert - Consultant to Music Business Professionals

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 graduate school.
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 support singer/songwriters.

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


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