18th & Vine Jazz Festival Adjudicator and Clinician

My office for three days was providing adjudication and clinician services for the 18th and Vine Jazz Festival with Dr. Arthur White, Bill McKemy, and Larry Green. The photo is of the Festival Program.

Start of Day 2 of the 3-Day Festival.
Photo: iPhone Selfie

Clarence Smith, Festival Director and Janet Smith, Festival Manager did a wonderful job. The volunteer staff was also amazing and the festival was a very smooth operation each of the three days.

Speaking with the band’s drummer before my clinic with them after their on-stage performance. Photograph by Festival Staff.

On-stage clinic of the final band of the morning. Photograph by Festival Staff.

The festival attracted high school and college jazz ensembles from the mid-west USA.

Bands had the option of receiving a rating or comments. Outstanding performances by students were also recognized.

Artist profile

Christopher Burnett

Christopher Burnett is a critically acclaimed alto saxophonist, educator, arts business leader, and composer who began his professional career with military jazz bands “going pro” directly upon graduating high school at 18 years old.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Burnett has performed professionally around the world, recorded noteworthy albums as a leader, taught at the college-level and co-founded a significant independent recording label, Artists Recording Collective.

He held adjunct professor of music positions with University of Missouri Science and Technology (10 years) and at Metropolitan Community Colleges (5 years).

Most recently, Mr. Burnett was selected as a clinician for the 2018 Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop in Wichita.

A member of the official touring roster for the state of Kansas, Mr. Burnett’s is an eclectic instrumental music ensemble comprised of accomplished professional artists. Repertoire includes Burnett original compositions and select jazz masterworks. He performs locally each month at Black Dolphin in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City.

See – www.ChrisBurnettQuartet.com

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