SCOTT BURNS/ CHRIS WHITE
"Burns performs with the intensity and earnestness of the jazz giants of the 1960's--John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Sonny Rollins....The essence of jazz was pouring from his horn in every measure of music."
-- Kim Vinson, All About Jazz
Scott Burns - tenor saxophone
Chris White - piano
The heightened musical interaction and unique textures created between two musicians has been explored by many of the masters of jazz. Duo playing presents musical challenges and responsibilities and ultimately a sense of freedom that is rewarding to both musicians and listeners. For this evening of duo playing, saxophonist Scott Burns will be joined by Chris White, a pianist capable of both strength and sensitivity. Both frequent performers at Winter’s in trio and quartet settings, together they will explore repertoire from the Great American Songbook as well as choice jazz standards in this revealing musical format.
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Saxophonist Scott Burns has been a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene since his arrival in 1998. He is frequently heard performing as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman in leading jazz venues in the region.
He has performed alongside several international jazz artists, including McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Clark Terry, Ira Sullivan, David Hazeltine, Joe Henderson, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon, Houston Person, Tony Bennett, Kurt Elling and Harry Connick Jr. Mr. Burns has performed across the nation at numerous major festivals and venues including the JVC Jazz Fest, the Newport Jazz Fest, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
His latest CD, Passages, released on Origin Records and featuring his original compositions, received critical acclaim nationally and has been broadcasted across the nation.