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Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns is a keyboard player, jazz educator from Seattle, WA.

About Me

I live in Seattle, Wa, and play keyboards. I own and operate Burien School of Music, and was schooled myself at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I write the column Listen To This! for AAJ, which is a cross between a musician-to-musician interview and a blindfold test. Inspired by Art Taylor's book “Notes and Tones,” the column represents the majority of the writing I do for AAJ.

I have performed with Rock and Roll Hall- of-Famers Jimmy Page, Matt Cameron, Mike McCready, Ann & Nancy Wilson, Chad Smith, Rick Nielson and Duff MacKagan; as well as with elite jazz artists such as Wayne Horvitz, Skerik, Matt Jorgensen, Thomas Marriott, Bobby Previte, Bobby Watson and others.

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