Ronnie Burrage has toured and recorded with the music industries leaders in innovation since the late 70's. Almost immediately after moving to New York City while still in his teens, Burrage began recording and touring with jazz legends such McCoy Tyner, Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Archie Shepp, Freddie Hubbard, Richard Davis, Sir Roland Hanna, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Jackie McLean, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Fortune, bassist Jaco Pastorius, guitarist Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Kenny Kirkland and many others. His work and compositions are rooted in the Jazz tradition of romance, intricate harmonies and haunting melodies. Ronnie’s composition styling will also take you on a historic cinematic journey around the world as well as to the unknown galaxies of far away.
Although Ronnie has been immersed in music he is also very engaged in education and rewriting history with the truth of the Native-African American experience to rid the world of hatred, racism and inhumane manners and actions. His vision and current work are empowered to make this awareness through music, art and humanity.
Burrage has always been a band leader, his first ensemble in St. Louis while in high school opened concerts for the likes of George Duke, Return to Forever and more. His first ensemble after moving to New York included, Marcus Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Joe Ford, Wallace Roney and Wynton Marsalis. He forged the very innovative trio “Third Kind of Blue” with John Purcell and Anthony Cox, other members of TKB included Matthew Garrison, Kenny Davis, Alain Bradette and Essiet Okon Essiet.
Band Burrage is Ronnie’s current configuration of inspired, great young players, Shenel Johns vocals, Eric Slaughter guitars, Rick Tate alto, soprano and EWI and Nimrod Speaks on basses and Leslie organ. This band is rooted in the jazz, soul and gospel tradition that explores music to the fullest while making any audience fall in love with its wonderful adventurous spirit while proving superb renditions of the great jazz standards.
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