Jazz Clinic and Master Class at Paola High School

I had the opportunity to visit Mr. Michael Solomon and his Paola High School jazz band class during Jazz Appreciation Month! The purpose of my visit was to give a Jazz Clinic and Master Class centered upon my lessons pertaining to developing individual competencies related to general instrumental performance and contextual improvisation. I was introduced to Mr. Solomon by my former …

18th & Vine Jazz Festival Adjudicator and Clinician

Artist profile 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 …

Concert Gallery: Black Dolphin (4-7), Blue Room (4-12)

APRIL 2018 @KANSAS CITY! Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day!  CbQ is committed to dedicating our performances during April to recognize and promote JAM and #JazzDay each year. We also premiered a new composition in April 2018 titled “Freedom Flight” (BMI) and performed it at the Blue Room. CONCERT DATES Sat. 4-7 Black Dolphin (free) Thu. 4-12 Blue …

My New Jubilee Alto

I am very pleased to announce the newest addition to our musical instrument family. I also have my 1997 “Serie III” 62 alto, which still plays great after 21 years and I love it. But, as much as I play and practice alto saxophone, it was time for a new instrument. And I needed another horn of my own to be …

MEDIA ALERT: IT’S JAZZ MONTH!

April 2018 @Kansas City! Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day! CbQ is committed to dedicating our performances during April to recognized and promote JAM and #JazzDay each year. Link to: ChrisBurnettQuartet.com Sat. 4-7 Black Dolphin (free) Thu. 4-12 Blue Room (free) Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as “JAM”) was created at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in …

PRESS RELEASE: CbQ Recording News!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT  MANAGEMENT@BURNETTMUSIC.COM OFFICE: (913) 250-5141 POST OFFICE BOX 47 LEAVENWORTH, KS 66048-0047 March 8, 2018 ARC RECORDING ARTIST TO RECORD VINYL IN 2018 KANSAS CITY – Artists Recording Collective (ARC) recording artist, Christopher Burnett has announced that his working Christopher Burnett Quintet (CbQ) comprised of Kansas City-based professional musicians will be going into the studio to record in …

Black Dolphin Residency – March 3

PERFORMANCE NEWS UPDATE: o Christopher Burnett Quintet performance on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Black Dolphin features several Burnett original compositions and works by masters like Hancock, Shorter, Henderson, Desmond, Jobim, and Weston. Sets at 9, 10:15 and 11:15 pm. Group details @ ChrisBurnettQuartet.com. o Special guest appearance by jazz great, Marcus Hampton (MarcusHampton.com) and a big thanks to Andrew Stinson …

KMEA CLINIC GALLERY

My clinic “Inculcating the Practical Factors of Applied Music Performance” at the Kansas Music Educators Association 2018 In-Service Workshop went well and was well received. Here are some photos from our trip. ISW Clinic Handout Bundle PDF *Download my Practicing At Home Clinic Matrix organization system PDF. Supplemental Materials PDF CREDITS: This program has been made possible through a grant from Conn-Selmer, Inc. …