Rusty Burge

Rusty Burge

Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Rusty Burge joined the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music faculty in 1992 as a member of Percussion Group Cincinnati, with whom he has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2017 PGC was inducted into the PAS Hall of Fame. Professor Burge received his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Masters degree from CCM. Burge is an active jazz vibraphonist who has recorded for Summit, J Curve, Human Records and Telarc. Recent jazz performances with Ted Nash, Rich Perry, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, Rufus Reid, Steve Allee, Steve Houghton, Roland Vazquez, Michael Spiro and Jim Rupp. Recent performances at the 2016 PASIC Convention, the 2016 Midwest Clinic and the 2017 JEN Convention with the BAHA Quartet (Burge, Allee, Houghton and Allen.) His latest recordings are Faraway and Driftin' with Steve Houghton.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Playing at the John Cage memorial concert in NYC shortly after his passing opened my mind to a new sense of creativity.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    There's always a drive to continue to improve and strive for true expression on your instrument.