Roni Garayanala is a trombonist from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Prior to beginning work as a software engineer in the rocket city, Roni studied music performance for few years with Jonathan Whitaker at the University of Alabama and played in the Jazz Ensemble there under the direction of Chris Kozak. He has played in pit orchestras for musicals produced by the University of Alabama, Theatre Tuscaloosa, and the Actor's Charitable Theater. After finishing a degree in mathematics, he moved and became involved with the music ensembles at the University of Alabama in Huntsville while finishing a degree in computer science. He currently studies trombone with Billy Bargetzi. Roni joined RCJO in 2017.