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 …

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 …

40-Year Musical Anniversary

2018 Milestone I literally started my professional career in 1974, “going pro” directly upon graduating high school. I passed musical auditions for both, the Air Force and the Army music programs. I now realize I had benefitted greatly from the efforts of extraordinary music teachers in high school. I traveled the world with various military bands performing and touring as a …

Black Dolphin residency in 2018

THE BAND ARC recording artist Christopher Burnett and his Quintet will be performing on the first Saturday of each month at Black Dolphin in Kansas City beginning on 6 January 2018. The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand Blvd, is the newest, and the third stage to be featured as part of the Green Lady Lounge. Chris Burnett Quintet is Burnett …

Free Artist Solo Transcriptions

*FIREBIRD (for Sintha) | ARC-2581 Composed by Christopher Burnett, BMI / Studio Recording by Craig Rettmer (Kansas City) / Performed by Christopher Burnett, as; Roger Wilder, pn; Jeff Harshbarger, bs; Clarence Smith, dr; with guests: Terri Anderson Burnett and Freda Proctor, flutes. *Free PDF Download: Cb’s “Firebird” Alto Saxophone Solo Transcription by Curtis Swift of SaxSolos.com *TRISTE Composed by Antonio …