Ron's story...

Ron Borelli began his love for music and entertainment through his parents. His father played tenor sax professionally; his mother played stride piano. Other members of the Borelli family played instruments as well, including accordion, clarinet, mandolin and drums. As a young boy, Ron would attend engagements where his father’s popular band, the Al Borelli Orchestra, would be performing.

Throughout San Francisco, the Peninsula and East Bay, the Al Borelli Orchestra was very much in demand for weddings, parties and social occasions.

This influenced Ron to begin his study of music at 7 years of age. His professional music career began at 14 years of age, when he played his first solo engagement as an accordionist for a San Francisco New Years Eve party. Ron continued to perform with the Al Borelli Orchestra while his sister, Carole, became vocalist for the band. At the same time, he formed his own trio at age 18.

With an early interest in jazz piano and accordion, Ron studied with the notable Don Haas and was influenced by pianists Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and jazz accordionist Art Van Damne. After exploring many of the jazz styles, an interest in classical music developed which led to studying with the renowned classic pianist/composer Julian White.

Ron has played for hundreds of special occasions including at San Francisco’s Bimbo’s 365 Club, the Fairmont and St. Francis Hotels, the Concord Pavilion, the Olympic and Pacific Union Clubs, University of San Francisco and for numerous small gatherings at private residences. His more prestigious performances include engagements for the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, The Three Tenors, Diablo Ballet, Santa Rosa Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Theatre Works, Las Vegas International Accordion Convention and for San Francisco celebrities.

The Ron Borelli Orchestra

The Ron Borelli Orchestra is composed of the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest musicians, some with a wealth of experience while others are up and coming new artists. Carole Borelli is the featured vocalist. Guest artists continually perform with the Ron Borelli Orchestra and are comprised of many of the notable Bay Area Artists.

Contact  -  (650) 574-5707

Whether you want a solo performer, small combo, 5-piece band or 20-piece dance-band the Borelli organization can provide you with great musical experience in listening and dancing pleasure.

Services in addition to the music:
– Music is coordinated with all participants in the party planning
– Our song list is provided for each event; requests are taken
– A full sound system
– Master of ceremony