Clarinet Quartet Commission

I finished writing a unique arrangement for the Grenazilla Clarinet Quartet of “Mr. Magic” by Ralph MacDonald and William Salter. Many readers might recall this composition was popularized by the late contemporary jazz saxophonist, Grover Washington, Jr. My arrangement is for clarinet quartet and is a commissioned work done in collaboration with Cathy A. Ogram. We met during military service …

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 …

BASICALLY BASIE COMPETITION ADJUDICATOR AND CLINICIAN

KANSAS CITY JAZZ SUMMIT – It was a great day serving as an adjudicator and clinician with former Count Basie Orchestra drummer Butch Miles (Ludwig), Dr. Justin Binek (KCKCC), the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s lead trumpeter, Steve Malloy and the great drummer Scott Prebys (Ludwig) for the 2018 “Basically Basie Competition” in Kansas City. Along with the 340+ talented students, …

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 …