Welcome to our family website and the platform for our book of memoirs! We’re Christopher Burnett + Terri Anderson Burnett and we have been a family since March of 1979. We’re both lifelong professional musicians, entrepreneurs, and educators based out of the Kansas City metropolitan area. See BurnettMusic.biz
There is a common saying: “Home is where the heart is.” Over our many decades together as a family we’ve found this saying to be true of each of the homes we’ve made together around the world.
No matter where we are.
Together we are home.
INTRODUCTION: Christopher and Terri (Anderson) Burnett established their branch of The Burnett Family in March of 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark while serving in Germany with the US military band based at Ansbach then. They are both still active professional musicians, educators, and entrepreneurs based in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
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Welcome to excerpts from our book of memoirs and articles on many topics encountered during our life’s journey together and written over many decades. These blog posts are complete thoughts but are only portions of complete articles and chapters of our book.
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As both an artist and educator with decades of successful professional experience in both aspects of practicing music as a career, it seems a healthy degree of stoicism is needed to grow into your own creative craftsmanship. The best informed compliment someone can pay an aspiring jazz artist is to say that nobody sounds like …
A bit over forty years ago my Army band barracks roommate began taking me to jam sessions in Munich, Germany on weekends as a way of helping me gain experience playing jazz. Marcus Hampton (1941-2021) was a great jazz improviser, music arranger, and also a nephew of the great Locksley Hampton (Slide Hampton). The Hamptons …
The Alaadeen Ensemble (2024) is the newest Kansas City Area Youth Jazz program element. The KCAYJ Fellows selected for this ensemble will perform Mr. Ahmed Alaadeen’s original music and works associated with his broad musical palette. I am honored and pleased to be the very first clinician to serve as musical director of The Alaadeen …
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