THE KANSAS CITY STAR
“One of the most promising emergent– Joe Klopus, Jazz Town
jazz musicians in town isn’t some
kid straight out of school or
still in school.”
(as Jazz Critic, Kansas City Star)
Christopher L. Burnett is a critically acclaimed alto saxophonist, educator, arts business leader, and award-winning composer who began his professional career with military jazz bands going pro directly upon graduating high school at 18 years old.
He completed the recording and mixing of his fourth album as a leader titled “Standards Vol. 1” in December 2018 which is scheduled to be released commercially in February 2019 and distributed worldwide on the ARC record label.
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.
A member of the official touring roster for the state of Kansas, Mr. Burnett’s jazz quintet is an eclectic instrumental music ensemble comprised of accomplished professional artists who are also experienced music educators. Concert performances feature Burnett original compositions and a select repertoire of jazz masterworks. He performed on the first Saturday of each month during 2018 in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City.
Mr. Burnett endorses and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively and is an official Conn-Selmer artist and clinician.
He has performed alongside and worked with many wonderful artists. He has shared the stage and studio with great musicians such as Bobby Watson, Will Matthews, Bob Bowman, Marcus Hampton, Ahmed Alaadeen, Greg Carroll, Bill Crain, David Basse, Sumi Tonooka, Erica Lindsay, Dino Massa, Marco Zurzolo, Lutz Herbig, Michael Session, Jeff “Siege” Siegel, Michael Jefry Stevens, Stanton Kessler, Jim Nesbit, Keith Philbrick, Jerry Coker, Kevin Cerovich, Roger Wilder, Gerald Dunn, Clarence Smith, Matt Otto and Gerald Spaits among many others.
A member of the official touring roster for the state of Kansas, CbQ is an eclectic instrumental music ensemble comprised of accomplished professional artists. Repertoire includes Burnett original compositions and select jazz masterworks. Grant funding is available to regional and midwest presenters.