Scott Burns

jazz saxophonist


After Dark: CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL
Aug
30
12:00 PM12:00

After Dark: CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL

  • Chicago Jazz Festival: Jazz & Heritage Stage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our sextet is excited to play at the 41st annual Chicago Jazz Festival, on the Jazz & Heritage Stage. The festival is FREE, so come see myself along with saxophonists Geof Bradfield and Rajiv Halim, guitarist Mike Allemana, bassist Clark Sommers, and Dana Hall on drums and cymbals. Our collective pays homage to Chicago jazz legend Von Freeman, as well as his influences and contemporaries. Hope to see you there!

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George Fludas & Pocket Change
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

George Fludas & Pocket Change

This dynamic band led by veteran drummer George Fludas also includes guitarist Kyle Asche, organist Pete Benson, and myself of saxophone. Though we’ve played together for severals years at other venues, this is our first performance at Chicago’s newest jazz venue, Winter’s Jazz Club. We hope you’ll join us! INFO/TICKETS

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After Dark: a Vonski Tribute
Mar
5
to Mar 6

After Dark: a Vonski Tribute

We’re back! Our weekly gig at Andy's resumes on Tuesdays through the rest of 2019, where we pay tribute to the legacy of legendary Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman.  The group is comprised of a fine trio of saxophonists including myself along with Geof Bradfield and Rajiv Halim, and a stellar rhythm section of drummer Dana Hall, bassist Dennis Carroll, and Von's longtime guitarist Michael Allemana.  Sets at 9:30 and 11:30pm.  Not to be missed!  INFO

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CJO Quintet
Mar
3
5:30 PM17:30

CJO Quintet

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra begins its Sunday residency at Winter’s with a quintet featuring CJO members George Fludas (drums), Dennis Carroll (bass), Dan Trudell (piano), and myself on tenor saxophone, along with veteran guitarist Bobby Broom. We’ll play two sets: 5:30pm and 7:30pm. We hope to see you! TICKETS

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Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Chicago Jazz Orchestra

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra returns to the historic Green Mill Jazz Club for a weekend performance featuring up-and-coming Chicago vibraphonist Thaddeus Tukes. It’s sure to be a swingin’ affair! We’ll play 3 sets starting at 9:00pm on Friday, and 3 sets starting at 8:30pm on Saturday. Come join us for big band jazz in an intimate atmosphere!

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After Dark: a Vonski Tribute
Jan
11
to Jan 12

After Dark: a Vonski Tribute

This ensemble is back at Andy’s for a special weekend engagement, where we will pay tribute to the legacy of legendary Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman.  The group is comprised of a fine trio of saxophonists including myself along with Geof Bradfield and Rajiv Halim, and a stellar rhythm section of drummer Dana Hall, bassist Dennis Carroll, and Von's longtime guitarist Michael Allemana.  Sets at 9:30 and 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.  Not to be missed!  INFO

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Scott Burns Duo
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

Scott Burns Duo

I'm excited to explore the art of duo playing for this evening of jazz at Chicago's newest jazz club, Winter's.  Joining me for this evening of intimate American songbook and jazz standards is pianist Chris White.  We hope to see you! TICKETS

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CJO Quintet
Jan
6
5:30 PM17:30

CJO Quintet

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra begins its Sunday residency at Winter’s with a quintet featuring CJO members George Fludas (drums), Dennis Carroll (bass), Dan Trudell (piano), and myself on tenor saxophone, along with veteran guitarist Bobby Broom. We’ll play two sets: 5:30pm and 7:30pm. We hope to see you! TICKETS

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After Hours Jazz Party at The Green Mill
Dec
1
to Dec 2

After Hours Jazz Party at The Green Mill

  • The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I’m excited to join longtime friends and musical compatriots Pete Benson (organ) and Pat Mallinger (saxes) for the longstanding Saturday evening after-hours gig at Chicago’s iconic jazz club, The Green Mill! Joining us will be Luke Sagadin on drums. Saturday evening from 12:30-4:30am. Come out and hang with us!

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Scott Burns Duo
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Scott Burns Duo

I'm excited to explore the art of duo playing for this evening of jazz at Chicago's newest jazz club, Winter's.  Joining me for this evening of intimate American songbook and jazz standards is pianist Chris White.  Hope you'll join us! TICKETS

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Scott Burns Quartet plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Scott Burns Quartet plays Ellington & Strayhorn

I'm looking forward to exploring the compositions of two of jazz's most important composers: Duke Ellington and his longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn.  For this special evening at Winter's Jazz club, I'll be joined by pianist Chris White, bassist Larry Kohut, and drummer Neil Hemphill.  Please join us! TICKETS

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George Fludas Trio
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

George Fludas Trio

Drummer George Fludas, bassist Dennis Carroll and I have enjoyed many opportunities to play in a chord-less trio setting, and we'll revisit that format for this evening at Winter's.  The three of us have a great musical rapport, and we hope you can join us!   INFO

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Scott Burns & the Steve Schmidt Trio
Jun
8
8:30 PM20:30

Scott Burns & the Steve Schmidt Trio

I'm excited to play at a new jazz venue in Cincinnati opened by my old classmate Brent Gallaher and his wife, Caffé Vivace!  I'll be reuniting with my old friend and stalwart Cincinnati pianist Steve Schmidt and his trio for an evening of great jazz. If you live in or are visiting the SW Ohio area, be sure to check out this great new venue!  INFO

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Scott Burns w/ the Steve Schmidt Trio
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Scott Burns w/ the Steve Schmidt Trio

I'm looking forward to playing in Cincinnati, my old stomping grounds, with old friends and some new acquaintances as well.  Stalwart Cincinnati pianist Steve Schmidt is a old friend and a fantastic pianist, so I'm particularly excited to spend three consecutive nights playing with him and his trio.  Our first gig will be at a historic Cincinnati venue, for the Jazz at the Hilton Netherland Palm Court series.  INFO

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After Dark: a Vonski Tribute
Jun
5
to Jun 6

After Dark: a Vonski Tribute

Our weekly steady gig at Andy's continues, where we  pay tribute to the legacy of legendary Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman.  The group is comprised of a fine trio of saxophonists including myself along with Geof Bradfield and Rajiv Halim, and a stellar rhythm section of drummer Dana Hall, bassist Dennis Carroll, and Von's longtime guitarist Michael Allemana.  Sets at 9:30 and 11:30pm.  Not to be missed!  INFO

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After Dark: a Vonski Tribute
May
29
to May 30

After Dark: a Vonski Tribute

Our weekly steady at Andy's continues, where we  pay tribute to the legacy of legendary Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman.  The group is comprised of a fine trio of saxophonists including myself along with Geof Bradfield and Rajiv Halim, and a stellar rhythm section of drummer Dana Hall, bassist Dennis Carroll, and Von's longtime guitarist Michael Allemana.  Sets at 9:30 and 11:30pm.  Not to be missed!  INFO

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After Dark: a Vonski Tribute
May
22
to May 23

After Dark: a Vonski Tribute

Our weekly steady in May and June at Andy's continues, where we  pay tribute to the legacy of legendary Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman.  The group is comprised of a fine trio of saxophonists including myself along with Geof Bradfield and Rajiv Halim, and a stellar rhythm section of drummer Dana Hall, bassist Dennis Carroll, and Von's longtime guitarist Michael Allemana.  Sets at 9:30 and 11:30pm.  Not to be missed!  INFO

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After Dark: a Vonski Tribute
May
15
to May 16

After Dark: a Vonski Tribute

Our weekly steady in May and June at Andy's continues, where we  pay tribute to the legacy of legendary Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman.  The group is comprised of a fine trio of saxophonists including myself along with Geof Bradfield and Rajiv Halim, and a stellar rhythm section of drummer Dana Hall, bassist Dennis Carroll, and Von's longtime guitarist Michael Allemana.  Sets at 9:30 and 11:30pm.  Not to be missed!  INFO

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Chicago Jazz Orchestra feat. Paul Marinaro
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Chicago Jazz Orchestra feat. Paul Marinaro

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra’s 2017-18 season finale is a CJO Salute to “Sinatra at the Sands” featuring vocalist Paul Marinaro, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Sit back and enjoy this live recreation of the famous 1966 “Sinatra at the Sands” performance, long considered to be the definitive live album of Sinatra's career. The Chicago Tribune hailed CJO guest vocalist Paul Marinaro as having “one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today.” Don’t miss this chance to travel back in time, one-night-only, to revisit a true classic.  TICKETS   CJO INFO

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George Fludas Trio
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

George Fludas Trio

A few months ago, George Fludas asked me to fill in at the last minute for his bi-weekly Sunday steady at Winter's when his pianist couldn't make it.  Along with creative and supportive bassist Dennis Carroll, we had such a great time playing in a piano-less trio setting that we are revisiting that format for this evening at Winter's.  The three of us have a great musical rapport, and we hope you can join us!   INFO

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After Dark: a Vonski Tribute
May
1
to May 2

After Dark: a Vonski Tribute

I'm excited to be a part of an ensemble that will pay tribute to the legacy of legendary Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman, one of the most original improvisers to come from the Windy City.  The front line will consist of fellow saxophonists Geof Bradfield and Rajiv Halim, and the rhythm section of drummer Dana Hall and bassist Dennis Carroll will be led by Von's longtime guitarist at the New Apartment Lounge, Michael Allemana.  This is sure to be a fun band full of fireworks!  We'll play every Tuesday in May and June with sets at 9:30 and 11:30pm.  

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