Musical Artist, Producer, Vocalist, Booking Agent, Consultant, Promoter, Record Label, Publisher, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Arranger, Composer, Jazz Presenter, Jazz Club, Jazz Festival, Production Coordinator, Author, Editor, Freelance Writer, Jazz Historian
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Ronnie Burrage has been immersed in the music of Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Funk, Rock, World and European Classical for most of his life! He has toured and or recorded with many great artist of our time, from Duke Ellington, Wayne shorter, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, Joe Zawinul, Jackie Mclean, Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny, Julius Hemphill, Jaco Pastorius, Michael & Randy Brecker, The Mingus Dynasty / Epitaph / Big Band to many, many others!
His compositions reflect his travel and experience in the World of music, from U.S. State Department tours to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, Africa, China, Japan, Brazil, Peru, Russia / Siberia and all of Europe spanning over 30 years!
He has Created and Introduced an Exciting new Class for Integrative Arts / Penn State University entitled, “Worlds Closer”! The Inspiration for this class is based on Building a Global Community and Diplomacy through Appreciation and Understanding of World Art Forms, Music, Literature, Film, Dance, Life!
This class in conjunction with Lectures and Performances will bring to Penn State and State College several cultural events by Artist from around the Globe offered free to the public, made available by Grants from EOPC, UPAC, The Penn State Jazz Club, Equal Opportunity Planning Commission, Integrative Arts Department and the School of Music!
Ronnie has forged his own style with his record label: MiMikAlana Records and production company RoBurrage Music. This company gives fresh with a new flare and cinematic vision to Jazz Standards and innovative new compositions!
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Vocalist, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Other
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."