Scott Burns

Posted May 20, 2019

Chicago, IL

Scott Burns is currently a faculty member at DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago, where his collective duties include jazz ensemble director, a jazz improvisation instructor, applied saxophone instructor, jazz combo coach, and jazz history lecturer. A native of Dayton, OH, Burns holds degrees in jazz studies from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (BM) and DePaul University (MM). As a leader of his own groups or as an in-demand sideman with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and many other projects, he is frequently heard performing in greater Chicago’s leading jazz venues. Scott has performed alongside several international jazz artists, including McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Clark Terry, Ira Sullivan, David Hazeltine, Tom Harrell, Eric Alexander, and Harry Connick Jr. His latest recording, Passages (Origin Records), features his original compositions and received critical acclaim across the nation. Burns has been with Birch Creek for nine years.