Ronnie Burrage, drums
Nimrod Speaks, bass
Michel Wierba, piano
Ronnie Burrage is considered one of the best jazz musicians on the world scene today. He has played with Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and is featured on more than 100 recordings; and has toured on all four continents from Siberia to South Africa to Japan. Ronnie's latest productions, "Spririt Guides / Truth and Love Music" & "Blue Noise", may be some of his greatest works. "Most people who know Ronnie Burrage know him as an exceptionally skilled jazz drummer, who has been one of the most well -traveled, busiest, and well regarded, by insiders of the music, but who has never gotten the acclaim he deserves. His musical biography is dynamic and vibrant. He's worked with the great names in the music, Frank Morgan, Wallace Roney, Jackie & Rene McLean, James Moody, Gary Bartz, Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pepper Adams, Michael Bre cker. It is a catalog of jazz greats!
In addition, but also as an organic part of his doing, Ronnie Burrage has been an influential teacher, both privately and in significant institutions. He was Instructor at Penn State University , The University of the Arts, Philadelphia 1999 -6 and as a confirming expression of his long career as a much -sought performer he is now a key instructor at Old Westbury College, where he leads one of the most dynamic programs of teaching and performing jazz that exists throughout the country. Prof Burrage is known not only for his virtuoso ability with all forms of percussion, but as an innovative composer and program designer who can put together dramatic musical programs which are deeply educational and altogether entertaining. I am writing these things because I think more people need to know Ronnie Burrage, who has been on the scene, like they say, and has been saying something musically, at a very high level." - Amiri Baraka, Author
Michal Wierba is a rising star on Polish jazz scene – a pianist, composer and producer of a new generation with a recognizable style of playing, extraordinary image and charizmatic personality. His style draws elements from jazz, funk, pop, cinematic and electronic music. Wierba currently is working on his doctor thesis at Cracow Academy of Music and he is recording his next album "Sea & Fire”, which is the first Polish album created with the newest electronic instrument- ROLI Seaboard, being a precursor of the use of this new technology on European music scene.
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