Kansas City USA – Kansas City based saxophonist, award-winning composer, and ‘Asr Records recording artist, Chris Burnett is now represented for bookings in the United States and worldwide by Paul Collins Artist Management International. Collins states: “Paul Collins Artist Management International is honored to announce the addition of Chris Burnett to our prolific musical family. Chris brings an institution of skills to our musical team. In addition to his passion for the music, extensive performance experience and perspective from around the world, Chris raises the bar for the administration of the business of music. These skills parallel my interests in reaching another level artistically and musically, in developing a model for the administration and management of music, while maintaining the joy of being a part of this great industry. He is an asset to our team!"
Paul Collins Artist Management International is based in Kansas City, Missouri and also serves other notable musician clients like: Dr. Darryl White, Will Matthews, Rudy Love, Roberto Magris, Greg Tardy, Harold O'Neal, Winston Byrd, Double Exposure, Tracy Neely, Tracy Mitchell and Emerald Jade. “Our artists are accomplished and respected band leaders, singers, songwriters, performers, soloists, studio musicians, arrangers and producers. Several have written soundtracks for television and film and others have achieved Grammy Awards for their fine art. You will see or hear of them working around the world as band leaders or with some of the hottest" groups in the world. Some are educators who conduct clinics, master classes, support music education programs around the world and endorse musical instruments and products that keep them at peak performance. These artists are available to feature, headline, co-headline or support national and international concerts, festivals, universities, performing arts centers, and special engagements. Passionate about music is not just a phrase...it's the way we feel about music," adds Collins.
Chris Burnett has developed his own unique artistry through a diversity of professional and educational experiences for over three decades and is a recording artist with ‘Asr Records of Kansas City. He is also a 20-year career veteran of US military bands which included: a Staff and Faculty assignment at the Armed Forces School of Music; Ceremonial Band Leader and Woodwind Group Leader for the NATO Band at Naples, Italy; performing at the age of 22, as featured alto saxophone soloist with the Hof Symphony Orchestra (Germany) during their performance of the Rolf Liebermann 12-tone serial work, Concerto for Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra; as well as, a featured performance on Italian Television’s RAI-1 station and numerous performing tours in the US and overseas. His dues are current…
Chris Burnett Quartet is a modern instrumental jazz ensemble based in Kansas City. It features creative original compositions and arrangements of some select standard jazz literature. Visit his official website for music samples and current Itinerary and past performance highlights (www.BurnettMusic.com). As a composer, Mr. Burnett is the 1995 5-Star Award of Merit Winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs for his original composition and arrangement for big band titled, Daedalus. His debut CD titled, “4-Jazz: Time Flies”, was first released independently and initially distributed worldwide for commercial retail sale by the Orchard label. The music has been downloaded over 509,000 times on the Internet by jazz fans from 38 countries. Burnett was signed by ‘Asr Records in 2002, and in 2003, the label reissued his debut recording with new packaging and under his name, Chris Burnett. The music is available at music retailers and all of the digital music services online like iTunes, MSN Music, AOL’s MusicNet, and the rest. The ultimate success of “Time Flies” is that this recording continues to sell well on the commercial market, and the music continues to receive consistent jazz reporting station radio air play even to this date. His new CD recording is currently in production for commercial release in the near future. Chris Burnett plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones, Leblanc clarinets, and Emerson flutes exclusively. He officially endorses Lomax Classic Mouthpieces and BG Ligatures.