Aaron Burnett

Aaron Burnett was born October 14th, 1981 in Lemoore, CA. Born with a natural talent for visual art, he began to study classical saxophone at the age 11. From then on he became interested in jazz music around the age of 16 and then began his musical journey into improvised music. After attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for classical and jazz performance from 1999-2001, he discontinued his schooling there and relocated to Boston in which attended Berklee College of Music for classical composition from 2005-2008, eventually graduating with a degree in Professional Music. Aaron has always stressed the importance of establishing a unique sound for himself while in college, studying classical Baroque composition techniques, studying advance harmony, world music, and atonal composition. He has performed with numerous great musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Teri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Ravi Coltrane, Sullivan Fortner, Peter Evans, Tyshawn Sorey, Jeff “Tain Watts, Ambrose Akinmusire, Wallace Roney, Giovanni Giudi, Fabrizio Bosso, just to name a few. He also toured with three time Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding in her 2012 world tour with Radio Music Society. Aaron was also awarded the 2014/2015 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant for his accomplishments in composition and improvisation. Burnett retains true essence and history of jazz in his music and his playing, always searching for new ways of interpreting the music while remaining modern and consistent with the times we live in.

The Big Machine is a project that was started in 2008 by Aaron Burnett with the intention of reflecting our urgency for freedom and peace in a world ruled by corporations and overwhelming technology. With this group once the creative gears get turning it truly becomes a vessel for higher spiritual understanding, harmony, beauty, complexity, precision, and melds the jazz tradition of the past and creative modern improvised music into a language of the present to awaken our senses and truly appreciate high energy art.

Sistine Criminals is a LIVE 3 piece – “Half Man, Half Machine” – hybrid electronic band founded by drummer/producer Greg “TORCH” Sgrulloni (Conspirator) and saxophonist/producer Aaron “BURN E.T.” Burnett (Esperanza Spalding, Jeff Tain Watts, Kim Thompson). We have also reintroduced and added our stellar bassist Nick Jozwiak back into the group dropping the dopest bass lines and grooves. Based in Brooklyn NY, the Sistine Criminals are known for bringing audiences high energy live performances containing “DJ-esque” style electronic beats spanning the genres of House, Drum n’ Bass and Trap. With a set up consisting of live drums and sax, an array of electronics and a DJ/Production setup with 3 computers synced to Ableton Live, the Sistine Criminals sets are a combination of pre-composed material and loop-based improvisation. Using this approach ultimately gives Sistine Criminals the freedom to create unique and unpredictable song forms while allowing them to interact with their audience and maintain their onstage chemistry and spontaneity. Sistine Criminals captivate their audience through what some have called a “high octane and mesmerizing live performance that is mind boggling and unpredictable seemingly demands an immense amount of technique, stamina, and precision.” Constantly challenging their levels of creativity and technical ability, the Sistine Criminals continue to push boundaries of what is considered possible by live musicians. By studying closely and absorbing the vocabulary across the full spectrum of electronic music, the Sistine Criminals aim to play each genre with as much stylistic integrity as possible while developing a signature sound.

Tour Dates & Avails

Walter Smith III

August 5, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA
August 25, 2019 Da Camera
Houston, TX, USA

Steve Lehman Trio // "The People I Love" US Tour

September 19, 2019 Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
September 20, 2019 SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
September 21, 2019 Constellation
Chicago, IL, USA
September 22, 2019 Bop Stop
Cleveland, OH, USA
September 24, 2019 – September 25, 2019 Jazz Standard
New York, NY, USA
September 26, 2019 Regatta Bar
Boston, MA, USA

The Jazz Gallery All-Stars

September 1, 2020 – October 18, 2020 AVAIL Worldwide

Tigran Hamasyan

April 30, 2020 Lawrence University
Appleton, WI, USA

Theo Croker 'Star People Nation'

September 14, 2019 Lodge Room
Los Angeles, CA, USA
September 16, 2019 Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield, MA, USA
September 20, 2019 – September 21, 2019 Blue LLama
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
September 23, 2019 Dizzy's Club (Big Brother Big Band)
New York, NY, USA
October 22, 2019 CBE
Cologne, Germany
October 27, 2019 Grillo Theater
Essen, Germany
November 1, 2019 The Loft, UCSD
San Diego, CA, USA

Gerald Clayton Quartet US Tour

September 23, 2019 – September 24, 2019 Lied Center (Solo)
Lawrence, KS, USA
September 27, 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey, CA, USA
September 28, 2019 – September 29, 2019 Moss Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, USA
October 1, 2019 Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ, USA
October 3, 2019 The Outpost
Albuquerque, NM, USA
October 4, 2019 Santa Fe Music Collective
Santa Fe, NM, USA
October 6, 2019 Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
October 7, 2019 University of Nevada
Reno, NV, USA
October 8, 2019 The Triple Door
Seattle, WA, USA
October 10, 2019 – October 13, 2019 Jazz Standard
New York, NY, USA
October 16, 2019 Blues Alley
Washington, DC, USA
October 19, 2019 The Factory at Franklin
Franklin, TN, USA
November 20, 2019 Herb Alpert Music Center (Solo)
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Buika

August 1, 2019 Patio Theater
Chicago, IL, USA
August 3, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA

JD Allen

January 25, 2020 Jefferson Center
Roanoke , VA, USA

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

September 1, 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, MI, USA
December 13, 2019 – December 14, 2019 JALC with René Marie
New York, NY, USA

Marcus Lewis Big Band

September 3, 2019 Des Moines Jazz Festival
Des Moines, IA, USA

Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra

August 4, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA
September 14, 2019 Lake George Jazz Festival
Lake George, NY, USA
September 28, 2019 Tempe Arts Center
Tempe, AZ, USA
October 12, 2019 Mondriaan Jazz Festival
The Hague, Netherlands
November 8, 2019 SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA, USA
November 11, 2019 Arcata Playhouse
Arcata, CA, USA
November 15, 2019 – November 16, 2019 Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Marcus Strickland 'Twi-Life'

August 4, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA

Joel Ross 'Good Vibes' 'Kingmaker' Release Tour

August 3, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA
August 30, 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago, IL, USA
September 13, 2019 White Plains Jazz Festival
White Plains, NY, USA
October 17, 2019 Kummbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
October 18, 2019 Vashon Center for the Arts
Vashon, WA, USA
October 19, 2019 Earshot Jazz Festival
Seattle, WA, USA
October 20, 2019 Holocene
Portland, OR, USA
October 21, 2019 Brubeck Institute
Stockton, CA, USA
October 25, 2019 BRIC Jazz Festival
Brooklyn, NY, USA
November 21, 2019 Annenberg Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA
December 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020 Umbria Winter Jazz Festival
Umbria, Italy

Sullivan Fortner Trio

July 20, 2019 – July 21, 2019 Cola Jazz Camp
Columbia, SC, USA
July 28, 2019 Woods Hole Jazz (Solo Piano)
Falmouth, MA, USA
September 19, 2019 Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA
September 22, 2019 – September 23, 2019 Boise Jazz Society
Boise , ID, USA
October 1, 2019 Exuberance
Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3, 2019 – October 6, 2019 Jazz Standard
New York, NY, USA
October 26, 2019 Clermont-Ferrand
Clarmont-Ferrand, France
November 18, 2019 – November 19, 2019 Paris Philharmonie
Paris, France
December 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020 Umbria Winter Residency
Umbria, Italy

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