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Ronnie Ciago

Ronnie Ciago – Drums

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Ronnie Ciago was born in Long Island, New York. He began playing drums at age 5. With a lot of dedicated practising, Ronnie started playing live performances with local rock and funk bands when he was 12.

Growing up, Ronnie’s parents were completely supportive in his quest for becoming a musician. His father made it possible for him to watch, listen and learn from some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world’ artists such as Buddy Rich, Louie Belson, Mel Lewis, the list goes on and on. At age 15, Ronnie was already playing jazz gigs with his father. Following high school, Ronnie continued his studies at Berklee School of Music. After college, Ronnie began recording and touring with many artists and playing an assortment of styles such as Progressive, Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz-Fusion, Heavy Metal, Latin Jazz, Middle Eastern, Country, Blues, African and Island music.

Ronnie studied at Berklee College Of Music, Plays drum set, percussion, lead and background vocals, He has performed drum set/percussion live and or recorded with:

  • Brand X
  • Bill Ward Band
  • Patrick Moraz (Yes, The Moody Blues)
  • Circa
  • Michael Sambello
  • Hiram Bullock
  • Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones)
  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Jeff Berlin
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Frank Stallone
  • Bill Ward
  • Earl Slick
  • Mitch Perry (Asia,Edgar Winter)
  • Tony Newton Trio
  • Leo Nocentelli & The Meters experience
  • Riverdogs
  • Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie & Tin Machine)
  • David Hentschel (Producer-Genesis,Elton John)
  • Jack Douglas (Producer John Lennon/Aerosmith,ect.)
  • Brian Auger
  • Tito Puente
  • Jimmy Z (Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Carol King, Yes, John Mayer (Christian Rock legend)
  • Randy Stonehill (Actor/Singer/Songwriter)
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Larry Blackmon
  • Ritchie Blackmore & Rainbow
  • Oskar Cartaya
  • Brandon Fields
  • Linda Perry (Producer -Pink,Christina Aguilera)
  • Philippe Saisse
  • Marco Mendoza
  • John Pena
  • Tony Newton(Tony Williams “Lifetime”)
  • Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Mike Gibbs
  • Joe Vannelli (Gino Vannelli)
  • Peaches & Herb
  • The Temprees
  • Al Jardine(The Beach Boys)
  • The Persuaders
  • The Honeycone
  • Friends Of Distinction
  • Percy Sledge
  • Billy Paul
  • Blue Magic
  • Barbara Lynn
  • Sunny Ozuna
  • Sly
  • Slick&Wicked
  • Big Jay McNeely
  • Gene Chandler
  • The Floaters
  • Eddie Holman
  • The Moments
  • Paul Williams (singer from Allan Holdsworth)
  • Rob Lamothe
  • Mike Miller(Gino Vannelli, Airto)
  • Lillix
  • Paul Rogers (Bad Company)
  • Stix Hooper
  • David Kalish (Rickie Lee Jones)
  • Tony Franklin (The Firm)
  • Neil Larsen
  • Ndugu (Leon) Chancler
  • Malcom Cecil (Steve Wonder)
  • Shani Sinnamon(Todd Rundgren)
  • Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
  • and many others.

Ronnie Ciago has played on over 300 CDs.  Ronnie is the writer of 4 drum method books:

and many others. He’s toured the world many times.


  • Taye Drums
  • Supernatural Cymbals
  • Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets
  • Axis Percussion
  • Evans Drum Heads
  • Eccentric Systems (Shoga Quiro)
  • The Drum Wallet
  • Roc n Soc Drum Thrones
  • The Power Float
  • KickPort

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