Scott Burns

jazz saxophonist

Chicago Jazz Orchestra: "Definitely Dizzy" - feat.  Roy Hargrove, Marquis Hill & Walter White
May
20
7:30 pm19:30

Chicago Jazz Orchestra: "Definitely Dizzy" - feat. Roy Hargrove, Marquis Hill & Walter White

  • Studebaker Theater

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Lindberg, presents “Definitively Dizzy,” a concert in celebration of the centennial of Dizzy Gillespie. Roy Hargrove, one of the most innovative players in the world, will join Marquis Hill, a rising jazz star, Walter White, a powerhouse trumpeter from Detroit, and the CJO trumpet section for a Dizzy celebration that is uniquely CJO. Hear an array of Dizzy classics like “Manteca,” “Cool Breeze,” “Salt Peanuts,” and many more in the newly renovated Studebaker Theater. This hidden gem on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue (410 S. Michigan Ave) provides a setting for an unforgettable evening of big band jazz.  


George Fludas Organ Quartet
Apr
27
5:00 pm17:00

George Fludas Organ Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

Our weekly gig continues - come catch us on Thursday's at 5pm thorough the rest of the year!  This dynamic group led by veteran drummer George Fludas includes Pete Benson on organ, Kyle Asche on guitar, as well as myself on saxophone.  We're having a great time playing together!

Scott Burns Quartet plays Sonny Rollins & Co.
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Burns Quartet plays Sonny Rollins & Co.

  • Winter's Jazz Club

For this performance, we will play music associated with one the greatest improvisers in jazz's rich history, tenor titan Sonny Rollins.  We will play selections from his landmark albums of the early 60s, The Bridge and What's New?, as well as other selections.  Joining me are Kyle Asche on guitar, Clark Sommers on bass, and George Fludas on drums.  We are excited to play this music! TICKETS

Dana Hall's Black Fire
Apr
14
5:00 pm17:00

Dana Hall's Black Fire

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'll be joining veteran drummer and fellow DePaul University faculty member Dana Hall for an evening of jazz at Andy's Jazz Club.  Long-time collaborators pianist Ben Waltzer and bassist Clark Sommers round out the group for what is sure to be an exciting evening of jazz!

George Fludas Organ Quartet
Apr
13
5:00 pm17:00

George Fludas Organ Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

This is a weekly steady gig - we'll be playing every Thursday from 5-8:30pm for the rest of 2017 at Andy's Jazz Club.  George will be joined by organist Pete Benson, guitarist Kyle Asche and myself on saxophones.  We've played together sporadically over many years, but we are all looking forward to making music together on a regular basis.  We'll look forward to seeing you on an upcoming Thursday!  www.andysjazzclub.com

Scott Burns Quartet
Mar
18
5:00 pm17:00

Scott Burns Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'm looking forward to playing two nights at Andy's with my quartet.  Joining me will be Chris Sargent on piano, Clark Sommers on bass, and Xavier Breaker (Friday) and Jon Deitemyer (Saturday) on drums.  We'll play some originals along with other interesting repertoire.  We hope to see you!  www.andysjazzclub.com

Scott Burns Quartet
Mar
17
5:00 pm17:00

Scott Burns Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'm looking forward to playing two nights at Andy's with my quartet.  Joining me will be Chris Sargent on piano, Clark Sommers on bass, and Xavier Breaker (Friday) and Jon Deitemyer (Saturday) on drums.  We'll play some originals along with other interesting repertoire.  We hope to see you!  www.andysjazzclub.com

George Fludas Organ Quartet
Mar
16
5:00 pm17:00

George Fludas Organ Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'm excited to start a weekly steady gig with veteran drummer George Fludas at Andy's Jazz Club.  We'll be playing every Thursday from 5-8:30pm for the rest of 2017!  George will be joined by organist Pete Benson, guitarist Kyle Asche and myself of saxophones.  We've played together sporadically over many years, but we are all looking forward to making music together on a regular basis.  We'll look forward to seeing you on an upcoming Thursday!  

Chicago Jazz Orchestra CD RELEASE!
Mar
14
7:30 pm19:30

Chicago Jazz Orchestra CD RELEASE!

  • City Winery

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra is proud to celebrate the release of it’s new CD, “ Live from Space.” This project, recorded in the summer of 2016, highlights the writing and playing talents of some of Chicago’s finest musicians. This special project marks the CJO’s first live recording in over 25 years. Featuring an exciting mix of new music and classic transcriptions, this album is sure to please. Some of the highlights of the album include an exciting new arrangement of the Theme from Star Trek by Tom Garling and a brand new commission by Bill Holman entitled,  A Matter of Time.  TICKETS  www.chicagojazzorchestra.org

George Fludas Quartet
Mar
3
Mar 4

George Fludas Quartet

  • Winter's Jazz Club

Veteran drummer George Fludas leads a quartet featuring classic repertoire from artists on Blue Note Records in the 1950-60s, a golden age of small group jazz.  Joining him are Scott Burns on tenor sax, Jeremiah Hunt on bass, and Reggie Thomas on piano.  Sets at 8, 9:30 and 11pm.  

George Fludas Quintet
Feb
18
Feb 19

George Fludas Quintet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

George Fludas, Ron Perrillo, Dennis Carroll, Greg Ward and myself are back for a second night at Andy's.  Hope to see you!

Pete Zimmer Quartet
Feb
18
5:00 pm17:00

Pete Zimmer Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

NYC-based drummer Pete Zimmer, guitarist Kyle Asche, organist Pete benson and I return for our second night of music at Andy's.

George Fludas Quintet
Feb
17
Feb 18

George Fludas Quintet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

Drummer George Fludas leads a group of Chicago's finest including longtime cohorts Ron Perrillo on piano and Dennis Carroll on bass, along with Greg Ward on alto sax and myself on tenor sax.  Friday and Saturday at Andy's Jazz Club, 9:30-1am

Pete Zimmer Quartet
Feb
17
5:00 pm17:00

Pete Zimmer Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

Pete Zimmer is a great drummer currently living in NYC.  Along with guitarist Kyle Asche and organist Pete Benson, we'll reunite for two nights of great music at Andy's Jazz Club!

Scott Burns Quartet
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Burns Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'll be joined by drummer George Fludas, bassist John Sims and pianist Jeremy Kahn for two sets at Andy's Jazz Club, Thursday February 16th, 7-10:30pm.  Hope to see you!

George Fludas Quartet
Dec
22
5:00 pm17:00

George Fludas Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'll be back as the special guest with the trio led by drummer George Fludas, along with Dennis Carroll on bass and Ron Perrillo on piano.  Theses are some of the finest, most sensitive musicians I've played with, and we are having a great time playing together!  

Andy's Jazz Club

Chicago Jazz Orchestra - Not So Silent Night
Nov
29
7:30 pm19:30

Chicago Jazz Orchestra - Not So Silent Night

  • Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

For this special holiday-themed concert, the CJO will be performing Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's jazz adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, a masterwork from the Ellington Orchestra's extensive canon, as well as some other holiday classics.  Not to be missed!  

Tickets available HERE

Further Definitions Octet
Nov
21
9:00 pm21:00

Further Definitions Octet

  • Elastic Arts

Led by Chris Lega, this group of four saxophones and rhythm section features the music of the great saxophonist/trumpeter/bandleader/compser/arranger Benny Carter.  Will will play the first set at Elastic Arts, starting at 8pm.  Chris Lega, Dan Nicholson, Brian Sjoerdinga and myself on saxophones, Joey Skoch on piano, Casey Nielson on guitar, John Sims on bass, and George Fludas on drums.  

Elastic Arts

George Fludas Quartet
Nov
10
5:00 pm17:00

George Fludas Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'll be the special guest along with Ron Perrillo - piano, Dennis Carroll - bass, George Fludas - drums.  A dream-team of a rhythm section!

George Fludas Quartet
Oct
20
5:00 pm17:00

George Fludas Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'll be the special guest with George Fludas - drums, Ron Perrillo - piano, and Dennis Carroll - bass.  Some of my favorite musicians on the planet!

Further Definitions Octet: The Music of Benny Carter
Oct
12
8:00 pm20:00

Further Definitions Octet: The Music of Benny Carter

  • Fitzgerald's SideBar

I'm excited to be a member of this newly-formed group featuring 4 great saxophonists along with a swinging rhythm section.  For this gig, we'll focus on the writing/arranging of the man he jazz world knew as "King" - the great Benny Carter!  Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station

Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Allan Harris
Oct
8
8:00 pm20:00

Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Allan Harris

  • College of Dupage - McAninch Arts Center

Starring Allan Harris, dubbed by Tony Bennett as his “favorite voice”, and led by artistic director Jeff Lindberg, this 17-piece ensemble has received local and national acclaim for more than 35 years.

Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Ben Lewis & Scott Burns duo

  • The Rock House

Ben Lewis (piano) and I will play a mix of jazz standards and original music.  Looking forward to this intimate setting!

Rob Clearfield Quintet
Sep
19
9:00 pm21:00

Rob Clearfield Quintet

  • Elastic Arts

A musical chameleon, pianist/composer Clearfield will present a set of new original music for the Anagram music series at Elastic Arts.   Music starts at 9pm, we play the 2nd set.  Scott Burns - tenor sax, James Davis - trumpet, Rob Clearfield - piano, Junius Paul - bass, Marcus Evans - drums.  

George Fludas Quartet
Sep
15
5:00 pm17:00

George Fludas Quartet

  • Andy's Jazz Club

I'll be the guest in the front line, along with Ron Perrillo - piano, Dennis Carroll - bass, George Fludas - drums.  A dream-team of a rhythm section!

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