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What instrument do you play?
drums, keys, percussion, voice
Who influenced you to listen to jazz
my family mostly
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
George V. Johnson
My Website
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Official Facebook Profile
http://facebook.com/ronnie.burrage
Where are you located?
Pennsylvania
Tell us about yourself
OCCUPATION: Musician: drums, multi-percussion, keyboards, vocalist, producer
EDUCATION: North Texas State University: recipient of full musical scholarship 1978
EXPERIENCE: Teaching Penn State University, In - Art “Worlds Closer”
Producer & Artistic Director 2004 - Present, Bluenoise Studio, Frederick, MD Substitute Instructor 1992 - 2000 The New School, New York, N.Y.
Instructor 1994 - 1996: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Instructor Drums, percussion 1994 - 2002 Jazz Mobile N.Y.C.
TOURS: 2009 Bluenoise, Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival
Ronnie Burrage Group, Wash. DC, Baltimore, State College PA, Philadelphia West Oak Lane Festival
2008 Archie Shepp, San Francisco Jazz Festival
Ronnie Burrage Group, Russia, Siberia
Third Kind Of Blue, w/ Essiet Okun Essiet & Alain Bradette, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., State College, PA, New York
2007Ronnie Burrage Group, Orlando, St. Louis, Russia, Siberia Arkadi Owrutski, Frank Lacy, Joe Ford, Russia, Ukraine
Savion Glover St. Thomas, London
Band Burrage West Oak Lane Jazz Festival Philadelphia, Baltimore, St. Louis, Orlando
Frank Morgan U.S.A.
Archie Shepp N.Y.C.
2006“Artist In Residence”, Pennsylvania State University
Sam Rivers U.S.A., Europe
Witzigmann Palozzo, Munich
Chris Byrne Arts Festival State College PA
Band Burrage w/ Benito Gonzales, Mike Boone, Sid Simmons N.Y.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, St. Louis
2005 Band Burrage w/Jeff Rupert, Bobby Keoble & Doug Matthews Orlando, FL.
Ronnie Burrage Trio w/Benito Gonzales & James King, Baltimore & Frederick, MD.
Ronnie Burrage & Othello Montelaux Tribute to Jaco Pastorius “Hollywood Jazz Festival” Hollywood, Florida
Ronnie Burrage Trio w/Sid Simmons & James King An Die Muzik Hall
Ronnie Burrage & Magnets Jazz Ensemble Class / Concert Reed College Portland Oregon
Ronnie Burrage Trio performed for the Inaugural Celebration / Roger Green Brooklyn N.Y.
Root Down Blue’s Alley
Carl Grubbs East Coast Tour
2004 Jackie & Rene McClean w/James Moody & Gary Bartz / African Sax Summit
North Sea Festival Cape Town South Africa
Frank Morgan U.S.A.
Magnets U.S.A.
2001 - 2003 Wallace Roney Europe Japan U.S.A.
Frank Morgan U.S.A.
Ronnie Burrage Monterey Mexico U.S.A.
2000 Archie Shepp Europe
Stafford James Project Europe
Gary Bartz New York
1999 Michal Urbaniak Poland
Bobby Watson Horizon Italy N.Y.C.
Band Burrage St. Louis Mo., Kentucky
Coltrane Legacy Big Band w / Reggie Workman Magic Triangle Jazz Series Amherst Mass. PECO Jazz Fest.
Philadelphia Lincoln Center N.Y.C.
John Butler Peru w / Essiet Essiet Dale Barlow
Sonny Simmons Penn State PA Knitting Factory N.Y.C.

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At 1:20pm on November 16, 2010, Bruce Whitcomb said…
One more thing- yesterday I came across a 2 track master of yours simply labelled "Ronnie's Tune" I'll bet you anything it's the tune you did with JP where you sang, "Hey, I thought you said you loved me..." If you want it, I'll send it to you. Let me know if you're interseted. -BW
At 1:11pm on November 16, 2010, Bruce Whitcomb said…
Ronnie- This is THE site for jazz players. Thanks so much for inviting me to it. I joined two days ago and have had some very meaningful correspondences so far. Facebook, Myspace, and Youtube all have their pluses for sure, but I think this site will prove to be the go-to site for real players and anyone who really wants to get inside the creation and love of the music. I'm hoping your academics are thriving and that you are getting enough of a chance to play as you want. I always have too much to do, but I grab my chances at playing as much as I can, and at times I practice as much as I did when I was in my 20s! I'm connecting closely again and it feels really good. I do hope we play some day soon. I still haven't gotten out to PA since I last saw you, but when I do, I'll let you know in advance. Meanwhile, if something does present itself for us that you can think about, let me know, and I'll come out. Even on bass, it would be a gas to swing and funk hard again. I love this picture of you and the Duke! Peace to you, brother. All Best- Bruce
At 4:49am on November 13, 2010, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…


Hello Ronnie Burrage

Welcome to our family...

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We encourage all members to participate in discussions, make comments on blogs, join special groups for networking, upload videos, music and a profile photo etc. To invite more friends click the share/invite button. Our goal is to reach thousands.. The more we network the more we grow as a close knit family and the more power we have to preserve America's Classical music "JAZZ"

Remember to follow your dreams. Your dreams are your destiny!

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At 1:02pm on October 27, 2010, Gigi Brooks said…
Hi Ronnie!
Great to find out you were here!!! Why didn't you tell me about this site??? I love it!

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