Jazz with Strings Attached
featuring saxophonist Howard Burns
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BlackRock Center for the Arts
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Third time's a charm!
The NSS is pleased to present an exciting collaboration with area saxophonist Howard Burns. This concert was originally scheduled for March 2020, then rescheduled (and again cancelled) for March 2021. Burns joins us to present a live performance of the 1960 Stan Getz album "Focus," featuring a suite composed specifically for Getz by Eddie Sauter. A noted example of "third stream" music, Focus beautifully blends classical and jazz elements into a unique sound that will thrill listeners.
Howard Burns is a composer, saxophonist and educator for more than 39 years. A native of Baltimore, Howard received his Bachelor degree from Howard University in 1979 and a performance degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium in 1980 in classical saxophone. Howard has studied saxophone with Thomas (Whit) Williams and George Coleman and has had the opportunity to perform with various artists such as Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Cobb, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Larry Willis, Frank Wess, Lou Donaldson, Gary Thomas, Billy Harper, Eddie Gomez, Jon Faddis, Gary Bartz, and Dr. Eddie Henderson and many more. Howard is frequent performer in the MD, DC, WV. and VA. area. Howard has been the Jazz Band Director at Fredrick Community College for 30 years and the Director of the Don Redman Next Generation Jazz Academy for the last 19 years at Harpers Ferry National Park