MP3 Bill Burns - Do What You Gotta Do
straight-ahead jazz featuring original compositions by the leader on baritone and soprano saxophone with guest artists Hal Melia, Mike Techenbrock, and the Gem City Saxophone Quartet.
8 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Bebop, JAZZ: Swing/Big Band
Bill Burns, Jazz Performer and Educator
Bill is an active performer/educator in the Miami Valley and has been referred to by the Dayton Daily News as “the biggest, baddest, baritone saxist to play here in a long time”. He has performed regionally with Phil Woods, Diana Schuur, Billy Hart, John Fedchock, Maria Schneider, Chris Vadalla, Phil Woods, John Fedchock, Denis DaBlazio, Hal Melia, Brad Goode, the O’Jays, the VanDell’s, and the Temptations. He can be seen performing with the Bill Burns Quartet, The John Slate Organ Quartet, The Dayton Jazz Orchestra, The Tom Daugherty Orchestra, The Johnny Mack Big Band, and The Northern Kentucky Symphony “Boogie Band”. He holds a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Dayton as well as a Masters in Saxophone from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Bill has also been on faculty with the Miami Valley Jazz Labs since 1998, and former students have gone on to major in music at Ohio State, Wright State, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Other recordings Bill can be found on include the CCM Jazz Ensemble’s Serenade in Blue and Yesterday’s News; the Dayton Jazz Orchestra’s Swing, Dance, Remember and Just Playin’ Around; The Northern Kentucky Symphony’s Old Blue Eyes is Back and The Music of Our Youth.. A Jazz Times review of the CCM Jazz Ensemble recording “Serenade in Blue”, referred to Mr. Burns as “a baritone sax player who gets as down and dirty as possible!”