FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 13, 2016 – In addition to being a Selmer (Paris) Saxophone endorsing artist, Mr. Burnett is now also an Official Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician which allows for funding support to organizations that utilize his educational services.
Christopher Burnett QUARTET | TRIO | DUO
Christopher Burnett – alto saxophone, composition
Charles Gatschet – guitar
Andrew W. Stinson – bass
Clarence Smith – drums
Website – http://ChrisBurnettQuartet.com
GUITAR BASED ENSEMBLE: An eclectic instrumental music ensemble comprised of a quartet of accomplished musicians. Original compositions. Select work by other composers. Configured in quartet, trio and duo formats of six various saxophone centered instrumental combinations (1. sax, guitar, bass, drums; 2. sax, guitar, bass; 3. sax, bass, drums; 4. sax, bass; 5. sax, guitar; 6. sax, drums.)
+ ITALIAN MAESTRO, DINO MASSA: This group of musicians is comprised of individual instrumentalists who are among the top professional artists based out of the Kansas City music scene. The quartet also forms the basis of an international ensemble, The Dino Massa Kansas City Quintet, whose debut release “Echoes of Europe” is available worldwide January 2, 2017 on the ARC label. The group is centered upon collaboration with the Italian jazz pianist and composer, Dino Massa. DMKCQ has performed at the top venues in Kansas City and is currently in the process of organizing dates for a European tour in 2018. The Kansas City USA based musicians endeavor to perform together regularly in order to keep the musical chemistry of “Echoes of Europe” recording project vibrant. Also see – http://DinoMassaKC.com
PIANO BASED ENSEMBLE: An instrumental quartet ensemble consisting of sax, piano, bass and drums that is comprised specifically of Kansas City based masters – Roger Wilder (piano), Jeff Harshbarger (bass) and Clarence Smith (drums). Original compositions. Select work by other composers. Configured in quartet, trio and duo formats of six various saxophone centered instrumental combinations (1. sax, piano, bass, drums; 2. sax, piano, bass; 3. sax, bass, drums; 4. sax, bass; 5. sax, piano; 6. sax, drums.)
+ “FIREBIRD” ALBUM: This group of musicians is comprised of individual instrumentalists who are among the top professional artists based out of the Kansas City music scene. The quartet can be heard on the upcoming “Firebird” album that is first being released as singles on the ARC label.
An intriguing mix of brilliantly constructed original compositions and including the select works by other noted composers. Artistically engaging music and pleasing to listen to, this ensemble has found that right balance between art, creativity and engagement.
As music professors and active educators, the ensemble is available for music master classes and clinics in the community or at educational institutions. Subjects include instrumental pedagogy, music theory, jazz improvisation and the sharing of insights from the myriad of training and real-world professional experiences each ensemble member inherently possesses.
TECHNICAL RIDER / CONTRACTS
This section contains all of the major logistical considerations to get our ensemble engaged at your venue. Most of our performances will require a signed contract be executed in good faith by both parties. This contract can be one that your organization already utilizes, or one that we provide. Please note that as members of the American Federation of Musicians, we utilize contracts that are based upon A.F. of M. guarantees and standards where performance fees and work conditions are concerned. Don’t let union membership “scare” you, it is an assurance to you of both, the high quality of our music and our professionalism as business people.
We require the normal sized (20’ x 20’) stage area to present.
ELECTRICAL POWER REQUIREMENT
We require access to three outlets of grounded 120v electricity.
FOR KANSAS CITY (AND OTHER LOCAL) VENUES:
We are self-contained with regard to musical equipment and instruments.
All Instruments and Amplifiers
All Music and Music Stands
Public Address System (if your venue does not have one)
Visit – BurnettMusic.com