CbQ at Black Dolphin (Free)

Christopher Burnett Quintet performing three concert sets at Black Dolphin in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, Saturday, May 5.

Above the popular Green Lady Lounge jazz club (and one door over),  the Black Dolphin has opened in the former Tank Room space. The sexy new Crossroads Arts District music venue, owned by John Scott, boasts great acoustics, exposed brick walls, and comfortable black leather sofas. 

Although the focus is the music, The Black Dolphin offers a full bar and an impressive list of spirits. With so many bottles of booze on hand, a classic cocktail is the way to go when tapping your toe to the music.

Consider a Martini, Manhattan, Negroni, Horse Feather, or choose from one of many different Mules on the menu, like the London Mule with gin, ginger beer, and lime.

The Black Dolphin, 1813 Grand Blvd., Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.215.2954, greenladylounge.com

Saturday, May 5

Saturday, May 5, sets 9, 10:15 and 11:15 pm.

Burnett – alto saxophone and compositions, Roger Wilder – piano, Charles Gatschet – guitar, Dom Sanders – bass, Marty Morrison – drums performing Burnett originals and masterworks. Free.


CbQ at Black Dolphin in Kansas City

Photograph: Terri Anderson Burnett

Join us for National Chamber Music Month—a celebration of the many styles of small ensemble music performed in the U.S. today. Together we can help raise awareness of the chamber music field nationally and draw new audiences to performances in our community.



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.


Mr. Burnett is an official Conn-Selmer Artist and Clinician. He only plays Selmer (Paris) Saxophones.


  • Saxophone Mouthpiece – Jazz:
    Ted Klum custom made
  • Saxophone Reeds – Jazz:
    Rigotti Gold Jazz, 2.5 Medium
  • Saxophone Mouthpiece – Classical:
    Selmer C**
  • Saxophone Reeds – Classical:
    Rigotti Gold, 3
  • Clarinet Mouthpiece – Bb:
    Frank L. Kaspar (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Clarinet Reeds – Bb:
    Vandoren V21, 3.5+
  • Clarinet Mouthpiece – A:
    Charles Bay custom made
  • Clarinet Reeds – A:
    Vandoren V21, 3.5+

See – www.ChrisBurnettQuartet.com

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