Ryan Burns

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.

Awards

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")


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Press: Ryan Burns - Electronic Keyboardist

“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 worthy accomplishment.”

“...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 cliche's.” -Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz

“...with keyboardist Ryan Burns pulling wah-wah guitar sounds out of the ether, or maybe it's his Fender Rhodes, though I've never heard those sounds from one before. ...there are no limits to the noises made on his keyboards.” - Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

“Burns snakes his way through the disc with inventive soloing and distorted synth clusters

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Seattle

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Piano Bass and Guitar Lessons in Seattle Area. check www.burienschool.com for more info.

Jimmy Smith
organ, Hammond B3
Led Zeppelin
band/orchestra
Jimi Hendrix
guitar, electric
Booker T & the MG's
band/orchestra

Photos

Albums

Postponed Parade

Odd Bird Records
2020

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Songbook - Piano...

Odd Bird Records
2020

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Birds

Odd Bird Records
2010

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Tree-O

Odd Bird Records
2007

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