Burrage is considered to be a virtuoso, exceptionally skilled and regarded as one of the best in the business at his craft. He has toured all four continents from Siberia to South Africa to Japan. Ronnie is a well-respected educator who’s biography is vibrant and dynamically diverse. He has graced stages with the who’s who of jazz such as Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Frank Morgan, Wallace Roney, Jackie & Rene McLean, James Moody, Gary Bartz, Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Joe Zawinul, Cedar Walton, Wood Shaw, McCoy Tyner, and Pepper Adams. Throughout his illustrious career he has been featured on over 100 recordings.
The work of Ronnie Burrage and his company, RoBurrage Productions, aims to give back to his home of Saint Louis by producing events such as the RoBu Big Band Concert, as well as implementing youth empowerment platforms that advance the legacy of music, art, global leadership and social justice for generations to come.
The RoBu Big Band project is part of a larger Film Documentary initiative to explore the rich cultural history of St. Louis and tell the stories of numerous artists that have come from the region. When it comes to jazz history, St. Louis has trailed behind places like New Orleans because of the well-told narratives and funding around New Orleans jazz – inaccurately making it the ‘only’ place where jazz was created and expressed. READ MORE GO FUND ME