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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. Some past and present projects I've been involved with include Harrybu McCage, Matt Jorgenson +451, Tom Marriott's Willie Nelson Project, and Bebop and Destruction. I've released 5 CD's as a composer/bandleader, most recently "Ryan Burns Quartet- London Bridge Live" (Odd Bird Records 2012), and the electric "Ryan Burns- Birds" (Odd Bird Records 2010). I enjoy the classic piano trio, but I also love playing keyboards, especially analog.

My Favorites

  1. Led Zeppelin - The Complete
  2. Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine
  3. Thelonious Monk - Complete Riverside