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Guitar Shaman Ron Bosse Kicks Off Tour Showcasing Jeff Lorber-Produced Hit Album 'Burning Room Only'

Guitar Shaman Ron Bosse Kicks Off Tour Showcasing Jeff Lorber-Produced Hit Album 'Burning Room Only'

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Lorber Joins Band For Washington DC & Richmond Virginia Dates June 21 & 23.
Jazz Improvisation + Rock & Roll Abandon = Deep Thrills

Ron Bosse is taking his hit album Burning Room Only on the road with a band featuring jazz fusion pioneer and Grammy Award winner Jeff Lorber, who produced and played keyboards on all tracks on the set.

A high-octane instrumental album at the intersection of jazz, rock and R&B, Burning Room Only spotlights Bosse’s scorching virtuosity and uplifting melodicism along with elemental grooves, grit and soul—a winning combination delivered with a seemingly effortless technical precision that stands shoulder to shoulder with that of Bosse’s formative guitar hero the late, great Pat Martino.

Lorber is joining Bosse for the tour’s launch gigs at Blues Alley, Washington DC on June 21 and The Tin Pan, Richmond Virginia on June 23.

There are two shows at Blues Alley, at 7pm and 9pm, and one at The Tin Pan, at 8pm.

A coast-to-coast tour will continue into 2024. Further dates will be announced shortly.

“As producer and keyboardist on all tracks Jeff has been integral to the overall sound and shape of Burning Room Only. I'm absolutely thrilled he is performing live with us so that we can deliver the most impactful performances possible." —Ron Bosse

At Blues Alley and The Tin Pan, Bosse will be performing all the tracks from Burning Room Only as well as a selection of Lorber’s best-loved hits including “Tune 88” and “Montserrat.”

Bosse’s band is completed by Will Hudgins on vibes, Mark Zaleski on sax, Norwood Pearson on rhythm guitar, Carloso Sulbarran on bass and Steve Langone on drums.

“The songs on Burning Room Only are super funky and exciting. I greatly look forward to playing them live with Ron and his band." —Jeff Lorber

Since its release in December Burning Room Only has been on course to become one of the biggest selling fusion albums of 2023.

  • #5 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.
  • #34 on Billboard’s Album Chart.
  • 265,000 streams and counting on Spotify, YouTube, Amazon and Apple.
  • Chosen for “Best Albums of the Year 2022” by Jazziz magazine
Jazz Guitar Today says: “Bosse’s guitar brings a fiery edge to tracks that define the essence of fusion: jazz improvisation meets rock and roll abandon.”

Jonathan Widran, a writer for Jazziz and Downbeat, says: “One of those rare collections where every track is a gem worthy of rapt attention… The perfect spotlight to showcase Bosse’s potent lead guitar chops with some of the most colorful and creative melodic guitar lines and improvisations of his career.”

Further information from: Ron Bosse ([email protected]) 781-724-3176

About Ron Bosse

Boston-based guitarist and composer Ron Bosse has appeared throughout the United States and Canada, and has performed and recorded with jazz greats Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Lil’ John Roberts, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Ben Shepherd, Gary Novak, MonoNeon, Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Haslip, Sonny Emory, Bob Reynolds, Mike Stern, George Garzone and Jerry Bergonzi. His work has been praised in The New York Times, Jazz Times, Downbeat, Jazz Now, Guitar Player, The Boston Globe and many other media outlets.

In 1997, shortly after graduating from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he was voted Outstanding Guitarist and dubbed “a master in the making” by Guitar Player magazine, Bosse formed the quintet Pursuance, which took its name from the third movement of John Coltrane’s suite “A Love Supreme.” Later that year, Pursuance released its first album, the favorably received Next Level. In 2000, joined by Miles Davis alum, saxophonist Gary Thomas, the group followed up with the acclaimed Emotion & Intellect.

A committed educator, in 2004 Bosse created Bosse School of Music in Weymouth, MA. which has become one of the largest schools in Massachusetts for the study of contemporary music at pre-college level.

In 2007, Bosse launched Bosse Studios, an audio recording and video production hub that has worked with top brands such as Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Amazon, Samsung, Carrie Underwood, Rob Gronkowski, the US Open Tennis Series, Jeff Corwin and others. In 2013, Bosse launched Bosse Tech, which offers courses in audio recording, video production, photography and graphic design. In 2017, he teamed up with Grammy Award winning guitarist Norman Brown to release a series of duet performances and instructional videos. In 2019, he launched Bosse Online, an online music instruction platform offering masterclasses, live concerts and lessons with top artists.

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