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Christopher Burnett

Mr. Burnett is a Selmer (Paris) saxophone artist and an official Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician who is based in his native Kansas City area.

About Me

Christopher Burnett is a critically acclaimed alto saxophonist, educator, arts business leader, and composer who began his professional career with military jazz bands “going pro” directly upon graduating high school at 18 years old. Visit the portfolio at for complete details and information.

Arts Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Over the course of his career, Mr. Burnett has performed professionally around the world, recorded noteworthy albums as a leader, taught at the college-level and co-founded a significant independent recording label, Artists Recording Collective. Visit the online portal for latest information and news.

Jazz Education and Teaching

He held adjunct professor of music positions with University of Missouri Science and Technology (10 years) and at Metropolitan Community Colleges (5 years). His private teaching practice began while serving with military bands and has been active since 1983.

Scholarship and Research

Most recently, Mr. Burnett was selected as a clinician for the 2018 Kansas Music Educators Association In- Service Workshop in Wichita. Sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Inc. and the MMEA, Mr. Burnett’s jazz clinic “The Altered Scale (Playing Jazz Using Things About Music You Already Know) on January 24, 2020 at 10:45 am for the 2020 Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop/Conference in Tan-Tar-A went great and it was very well attended and well received. He is Artist-In-Residence (specializing in woodwind instruments) and the Jazz Clinician for USD 453, primarily working with Dr. Jared Prost at Leavenworth High School since 2017.

Jazz Artistry and Performance

A member of the official touring roster for the state of Kansas, Mr. Burnett’s is an eclectic instrumental music ensemble comprised of accomplished professional artists. Repertoire includes Burnett original compositions and select jazz masterworks. He performs locally each month at Black Dolphin in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City. Also see for more ensemble information and artist statement.

Artist Endorsements

Mr. Burnett plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively and is an official Conn-Selmer artist and clinician.

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