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Chris Burnett
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  • Leavenworth, KS
  • United States
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Behind the Scenes of Mothica’s Newest Mental Health-Based Track, ‘Sensitive’

Take an exclusive look at the making of the singer’s latest track

Dolly Parton ‘Respectfully Bows Out’ of Rock Hall Nomination

“I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment,” the country icon writes on Twitter

Fly Anakin Carves His Own Lane on Frank

The Richmond artist’s effortless style and superb beat selection line the LP with highlights

Bikini Kill Detail 2022 Summer Tour

They’ll close the run on September 17 in Redmond, Washington

The Rolling Stones Announce 60th Anniversary Tour

They’ll kick off on June 1 in Madrid

Yungblud Shares ‘The Funeral’ Video With Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Cameo

The video is out after several days extensive social media promotion from the alt-rocker.

Flea Joins Nick Cave and Warren for Performance of ‘We No Who U R’

It was the first Cave and Ellis’ two shows in Los Angeles

George R.R. Martin gives update on ‘Game Of Thrones’ spin-offs

He’s also still working on the sixth mainline novel ‘The Winds Of Winter’

Mike Cross, Founding Guitarist of Sponge, Dies at 57

“One of the musical architects and founding member of Sponge. His influence and talent will be missed.”

Florence + The Machine Announce Dance Fever, Release ‘My Love’

Welch describes her upcoming record as “Nick Cave at the club”

How MGMT’s ‘Little Dark Age’ Became an Unstoppable TikTok Meme

Title track of band’s fourth album has spawned more than 5 million videos about social justice, trans rights, anime and the war in Ukraine

Pavement Unveil New Video for ‘Harness Your Hopes’

Tickets are still available to see the band this fall in Europe and North America

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS to Headline Louder Than Life Lineup

The festival lineup will include one of the first shows back with the four original members of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Florence Pugh in talks to star in ‘Dune: Part Two’

She'd be the first newcomer to join the franchise

Deftones Part Ways With Bassist Sergio Vega

He explained his departure was due to a contract dispute.

Records used to be documents, but now record companies want product. - Stan Getz

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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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