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Chris Burnett
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  • Leavenworth, KS
  • United States
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About me:
Kansas City based Alto Saxophonist and Composer
Chris Burnett is an alto saxophonist, composer, recording artist and educator who began his active career at the age of 18 years old when he was selected by audition and accepted for musical service as a performing artist with the US Army Bands Career Program, where he performed and toured with several noteworthy professional US military band organizations for audiences at numerous locations in the continental United States and overseas. Subsequently, Mr. Burnett has continued as a life-long learner while performing music professionally for over three decades.

Born in Olathe, Kansas, he was ultimately raised in Paola after his family had traveled extensively in early childhood and lived at such places as: France, Michigan and Colorado. His studies in instrumental music began seriously under clarinetist, James R. Fuchs. Mr. Fuchs was the local school band director who exposed him to professional saxophone players like Charles Molina and Gary Foster during those formative years. He has studied with numerous significant teachers and at the Armed Forces School of Music, Webster University, Columbia College, Berklee College of Music, and American University.

Mr. Burnett is a former director of the Jazz Ensemble Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla); a former director of the NATO Jazz Ensemble; and, a former featured performing member of the Faculty Jazz Ensemble of the Armed Forces School of Music that was under the direction of Maurice Williams, Jr. (former leader of the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble).

Today, Chris Burnett has established a credible reputation as one of the finest alto saxophonists of his generation and is considered among Kansas City's most respected jazz artists. He has two commercial CD recordings available on the Artists Recording Collective label.

Mr. Burnett’s Professional Memberships include: American Federation of Musicians (Kansas City Local 34-627), The Recording Academy (GRAMMY®), and the US Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP).
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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 12:33pm on March 28, 2009, frankeric said…
Hi Chris. Great sound!
Just starting my 12th month on tenor, late bloomer and all. There's not a day goes by that I don't envy and respect musicians. I never realized what it takes. As I've said here before, many times, I wish I had started this 40 years ago but better late than never. Funny, listening to Stan for all that time and I was never moved to take up the horn. I guess I was wasn't ready.
The best...
At 3:24pm on March 28, 2009, roy said…
Thanks Chris; I still follow your work and postings on MySpace.
All good wishes,
At 9:02pm on March 28, 2009, Bev Getz said…
Chris! I'm STOKED that you joined us here!! GREAT! And wonderful that you've uploaded some of your work. AWESOME!

At 3:59am on March 29, 2009, Lou and Eva said…
Hi Chris, Great to connect here at Stans. I'm also a former reed man who went from clarinet on to tenor instead. Very Cool tracks on your player. Especially enjoyed Folks Back Home, but was hoping to hear an alto or soprano in that track. A nice added treat to watch your Drum Room videos. Wishing you all the Best Chris and many Happy gigs on your road ahead. - Lou
At 3:32pm on March 29, 2009, Joan DesCarpentier said…
Hello Chris Thank you for the friendvite:) I enjoyed your music here very much...Sax is THE instrument thT MAKES a song sing. I see you are from Kansas...I was born in El Dorado Kansas..I don't mention it much due to the good ol Dorothy wheres Toto jokes lol Welcome to the Getz gathering;)

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