Carrying the family's musical torch after his father and grand-father, Montréal's Ron Di Lauro's first musical experience was playing the bugle with his high school's production of Carmen. After his classic trumpet studies at McGill University, he performed around his city before finally joining Vic Vogel's legendary big band in 1980. Soon after, he formed a popular sextet with Dave Turner, allowing him to share the stage with such jazz luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Zoot Sims, Tony Bennett or John Pizzarelli. His trumpet has been heard on various film scores, as well as in radio, theatre and television, and has in over 250 recordings. After completing a Masters in Wind Band Conducting at McGill in 2006, the trumpeter now teaches at both McGill and Université de Montréal, while still actively performing and touring.