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George Burton

George Burton

Feb 20th 2018 @ Blues Alley

Washington, DC
I Was There
About George Burton
Genres:
Jazz
Hometown:
Philadelphia

Philadelphia native George Burton has a sound all his own. George’s inventive, "straight-but-not-straight" style of playing is neither completely “in” nor “out” with toda...
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
8:00 PM
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
The George Burton Quintet, one of George's two groups on the scene, fuses traditional hard bop, avant garde, post bop, R&B, among other genres—shaking hands with the past while firing towards the future. It features the harmonic grooves of: trumpeter Jason Palmer, saxophonist Tim Warfield, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Wayne Smith, Jr. For more than a decade, the young pianist, composer and bandleader George Burton has been on the radar of anyone who keeps up with innovations in jazz. Praised as “formidable” by NPR, and “charismatic” by The New York Times, Burton's dazzling virtuosity and breathtakingly eclectic approach to music reflect his experience in every aspect of the jazz spectrum: beginning with rigorous classical training, branching into his equally rigorous experience in the heady nightlife of the Philadelphia jazz scene, and earning him a place on the world stage with some of the most significant practitioners of bop, post bop and beyond—from James Carter to Meshell Ndegecello to the Sun Ra Arkestra—and has landed him on some the most prestigious of stages with his own groups as a leader, including the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival
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About George Burton
Genres:
Jazz
Hometown:
Philadelphia

Philadelphia native George Burton has a sound all his own. George’s inventive, "straight-but-not-straight" style of playing is neither completely “in” nor “out” with toda...
Read More