Scott Burns

jazz saxophonist

Scott Burns Quintet feat. Tom Garling
Sep
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Scott Burns Quintet feat. Tom Garling

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I'm thrilled to return to Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, WI for this special fall concert.  I'll be joined by four of my favorite musicians on the planet: trombonist and fellow Birch Creek Jazz Institute faculty member Tom Garling, pianist Ron Perrillo, bassist Dennis Carroll, and drummer George Fludas.  We've had memorable nights playing together in Chicago, and we are looking forward to bringing our music up north to the beautiful environs of Door County and the Birch Creek Music Institute campus.  Plus, proceeds from this concert will benefit scholarship funds for future Birch Creek jazz camp attendees, so we'll plant some trees for the future of jazz music.  We hope to see you!   TICKETS

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Scott Burns Organ Quartet
Jul
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Scott Burns Organ Quartet

For this gig, I'll be joined by long-time cohorts Pete Benson on organ, Kyle Asche on guitar, and Todd Howell on drums.  We've be playing together for over 15 years, dating back to frequent organ sessions in Pete's basement in the early 2000s.  Looking forward to this!

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

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

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.  

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

George Fludas Organ Quartet

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!

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

Scott Burns Quartet plays Sonny Rollins & Co.

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

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

Dana Hall's Black Fire

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!

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

George Fludas Organ Quartet

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

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

George Fludas Organ Quartet

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!  

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

Chicago Jazz Orchestra CD RELEASE!

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

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George Fludas Quartet
Mar
3
to Mar 4

George Fludas Quartet

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.  

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George Fludas Quintet
Feb
17
to Feb 18

George Fludas Quintet

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

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Further Definitions Octet
Nov
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Further Definitions Octet

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

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