Ronnie Magri is a noted American drummer, DJ, music producer and SAG-AFTRA actor who can be heard and seen in many different circles. His style of drumming and music is varied and he has been associated with artists in the Rock, Jazz, Punk, Rhythm & Blues and Burlesque genres. As an actor for television and films, Magri has appeared in Gotham (Fox), The Get Down (Netflix), Vinyl (HBO), Orange Is The New Black (Netflix) and more.

"Welcome to my website! As I continue to record and perform with a wide range of groups and projects, please check back for my latest going-ons. I hope you enjoy this site, find it useful and keep checking back for updates or to discuss future projects and collaborations". 

Ronnie Magri 
New York, NY



March 10, 2017

I’m thrilled to announce that three songs (The Mooche, Black and Tan Fantasy, Mood Indigo) from my debut solo album “Shim Sham Revue” can be heard in the new Noël Coward comedy, PRESENT LAUGHTER staring Oscar & Tony Award winner Kevin Kline, and an all-star cast, ON BROADWAY! 

PRESENT LAUGHTER started previews March 10th and runs for 16 weeks at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th Street NYC. 

For tickets and info:

Ronnie Magri & his New Orleans Jazz Band “Shim Sham Revue” - Music of New Orleans Burlesque Shows of the 30s, 40s & 50s, is available at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and Louisiana Music Factory.




May 20, 2016

You can catch Ronnie every Thursday night DJing at Ethyl's in NYC, where he spins 1960s & 1970s Boogie + Soul + Disco + Funk at his weekly party TABOO. Go-Go Girls! Dancing! Cocktails! Food! 10pm-till 4am No Cover. Come Up & Get Down! 

Ethyl’s food & alcohol, 1629 2nd Ave b/w (84th/85th) NY, NY 10028. 




August 18, 2015

BurlyCon Burlesque Education & Social Convention has announced Ronnie Magri as one of this years Guest Of Honors, for his work as a a Neo-Burlesque Pioneer & Music Historian. 

Along with being this years BurlyCon - Guest Of Honor, Ronnie will also be hosting a series of workshops over the course of the convention titled “Risqué Rhythms – Working With Music in Burlesque”. He’ll be sharing pointers & advice for dancing and working with live music, as well as working with pre-recorded music for shows and acts. Discussions including: “owning” your act with original music, choosing the right music, for your performance, how song keys and tempos can affect your act, working with different genres of music (jazz, latin, rhythm & blues, rock…) and more. Plus, tips and lessons passed on to him from the striptease queens, comedians, and musicians from the Golden Age of Burlesque. 

BurlyCon Burlesque Education & Social Convention

November 12-15 2015

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, Seattle, WA.

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June 10, 2015

Want to hear Ronnie's latest music and going on's in the studio? Join him at SoundCloud and hear them first. From Lounge Grooves and Brazilian Beats to Cinematic Raunchiness & Funky Fusion and more... you’re not going to want to miss a beat! 




 Now Available!

The Critically Acclaimed Solo Album From Drummer Ronnie Magri.

"Shim Sham Revue" 

"The music on the CD is uniformly excellent... Magri and associates swing and they have fun doing it. You may have heard 'Moonglow' or 'Stormy Weather' or 'Mood Indigo' before, but never with such a sweltering, scintillating sense of satiny sleaze. "Offbeat Magazine New Orleans"  


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"Magri shuffles, struts, and swings with understatement and slushy propulsion... And his slower beats could corrupt youth.".

Modern Drummer Magazine