Ryan Burns studied piano at Berklee School of Music in Boston, and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 20 years. He has performed with Rock and Roll Hall-of- Famers Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, Yardbirds), Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Rick Nielson (Cheap Trick) and Duff MacKagan (Guns and Roses); as well as with elite jazz artists such as Wayne Horvitz, Skerik, Matt Jorgensen, Thomas Marriott, Bobby Previte, Bobby Watson and others. Burns has played piano with the Tacoma Symphony, wrote music for the Food Network TV show “Food Nation with Bobby Flay,” and played piano with the group Thunderpussy for the soundtrack of the Hollywood movie “Fighting with My Family.” Burns spent time on faculty at University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. He currently owns and operates Burien School of Music, teaching piano, bass, and guitar.
with Matt Jorgensen +451 (Earshot Jazz Magazine's "Best
Acoustic Group" of 2003); with Bebop and Destruction (2004
Seattle Weekly "Best Jazz/Avant-Garde Band")
Press: Ryan Burns - Electronic
Keyboardist Ryan Burns has a controlled style
on organ, Moog and Fender Rhodes, the latter played with a
gorgeous chime-like tone.
-Scott Albin, Jazz Times
On Fender Rhodes, Ryan Burns re-minds listeners
that the instrument was one of the
most successful attempts at an electric, piano-like sound.
And, while it can sound retro-hip now,
it also can be hip, plain and simple, and that's a far more
...in the wake of all the good that Weather
Report and Miles Davis had done
for jazz electronification, he generally steers well clear
of what are, at this remove, its many
-Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz
...with keyboardist Ryan Burns pulling wah-wah
guitar sounds out of the ether, or maybe it's his Fender
though I've never heard those sounds from one before.
...there are no limits to the noises made on his
- Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
Burns snakes his way through the disc with
inventive soloing and distorted synth clusters
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Piano Bass and Guitar Lessons in Seattle Area. check www.burienschool.com for more info.