For more than a decade, the young pianist, composer and bandleader George Burton has been on the radar of everyone 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 Ndegeocello to the Sun Ra Arkestra—and has landed
him on some of the most prestigious of stages with his own groups as a leader, including the Newport Jazz Festival in 2017.
Burton's own work is in a category by itself: he brings not only stunning technique, but music that is complex, uniting all the dimensions of his
experience, filtered through the sensibility of a Romantic composer