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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …