|Ronald Bruner Jr.
Ronald Bruner Jr., A native Californian began drumming at the age of 2.
His main influence when he began was his father, Ronald Bruner Sr., also a world class drummer who has performed and recorded with Diana Ross, the Temptations and Gladys Knight just to name a few.
Ronald began his professional career at the age of 15, performing with the Theolonius Monk Institute, which opened doors to perform with many great artists such as Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter and others.
At the age of 18 years old, he began performing with jazz legend, Kenny Garrett.
Since then, Ronald’s career has excelled at a rapid rate. His style has also diversified, encompassing jazz to punk rock which eventually put him in the company of the band Suicidal Tendencies.
Ronald continues to stretch his musical vocabulary, currently working with The new Tribal Tech, Micheal Landau, Lee Ritenour , Kenny Garrett , the aforementioned Suicidal Tendencies and The Young Jazz Giants to just to name a few.
His other extensive credits already include Lee Ritenour, Roy Hargrove, Tribal Tech, Larry Carlton, Marcus Miller, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Robben Ford, Patrice Rushen, Clark Terry, Stanley Clarke, Johnny Hodges, Gerald Albright, Allan Holdsworth and experimental Los Angeles producer Flying Lotus. Ronald is currently working with Grammy winning producer/engineer Dennis MacKay on his first solo album.
He also worked with the bassist, composer Marcus Miller on the "Tutu revisited" tour in 2010, and recently played with Prince at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis in 2013 .