Ronald Bruner Jr. has been playing the drums since the age of 2. His earliest influence was his father, Ronald Bruner Sr., a world class drummer who has performed and recorded with Diana Ross, the Temptations and Gladys Knight.
Ronald Jr. began his professional career at the age of 15, and a few years later, he became a regular member of Kenny Garret's band. Over the years his style has diversified, including punk rock with the band Suicidal Tendencies.
His other credits include George Duke, Lee Ritenour, Roy Hargrove, Tribal Tech, Larry Carlton, Marcus Miller, Kirk Whalum, Robben Ford, Patrice Rushen, Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, and Gerald Albright.