Live from Harlem – JFA Presents: Ronnie Burrage Trio

Drummer, percussionist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, band leader and music educator Ronnie Burrage was born on October 19, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri. His style draws most notably from the musical genres of “jazz”, “funk” and “soul”. He had an active musical childhood, performing with Duke Ellington at the age of 9 and later playing drums, percussion, piano and vibraphone with the Soul Flamingos, Fontanella Bass, the Oliver Sain Band and more. After attending the University of North Texas on a full music Scholarship, he moved to New York City at age 17 and began playing with jazz musicians similarly rooted in St Louis–John Hicks, Hamiet Bluiett, and Lester and Joseph Bowie. With the latter he was a founding member of Defunkt. Sideman work with greats like Sonny Fortune, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, and Jackie McLean informed his own style as a leader, beginning with the Burrage Band which featured notables Kenny Kirkland, Marcus Miller, Wallace Roney and Wynton and Branford Marsalis. Burrage has taught at Jazzmobile, University of the Arts, the New School, and Penn State, and founded the nonprofit World Rhythm Academy. This concert features Kim Clarke on bass and Alex Collins on piano.

This event will stream on the Jazz Foundation and Jazz Museum Facebook pages and the Museum YouTube Channel.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Thu, Apr 06
2:00 pm

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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