JAZZ.FM91 presents a new program produced and hosted by multiple Grammy Award winner Gary Burton from his home studio in Fort Lauderdale. Starting Sunday, January 12th at 4:00PM, the 13-part series has been created and produced exclusively for JAZZ.FM91. Burton, an all round music fan and educator, will play music from his own home collection, and share stories from the road, backstage and the studio from his prolific, 50-year career. JAZZ.FM91 will be the sole broadcaster of “The Gary Burton Show”
“The jazz audience in Toronto has always been one of the best” says Burton, “so I’m really looking forward to getting better acquainted with the jazz fans up north when my new radio show launches on JAZZ.FM91.”
Gary Burton, a 7-time Grammy Award winning self-taughtvibraphonist, has performed and recorded with the biggest names in jazz including, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, George Shearing, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett and John Scofield. He is one of the great vibraphonists to emerge in the 1960s, hitting the scene with his remarkable four-mallet technique. During a more than 30-year affiliation with the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Burton has helped change the game for jazz education.
Burton has just released a new album with The New Gary Burton Quartet entitled “Guided Tour” which has earned a Grammy Award nomination and an autobiography from Berklee Press, “Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton”. In Learning to Listen, he shares his fifty years of experiences at the top of the jazz scene.
Critical acclaim for “Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton” has been effusive with critics and artists alike singing its praises. Pat Metheny says, “in this captivating autobiography, Gary takes us through a lifetime lived on the front lines of a shifting and evolving world with a clarity and focus that is worthy of his narrative skills as one of the greatest jazz soloists of his time.”
Ross Porter, JAZZ.FM91 President & CEO says, “We are very lucky to have the most influential artists in the world collaborate with the station on exclusive programming. To have Gary Burton on-air at JAZZ.FM91 is a huge deal and I’m confident that our audience will enjoy what he’s put together.”
Gary Burton’s 13-part series will air Sundays from 4:00PM to 5:00PM and can be streamed online at www.jazz.fm, via the Android App, iPhone and iPad apps and at 91.1FM.
JAZZ.FM91 is called “One of the most vibrant and versatile jazz stations on the planet” by Jazz Times, and is Canada’s only registered not-for-profit radio station dedicated to the jazz community and music education. JAZZ.FM91 can be heard live on the air at 91.1FM, streamed online at www.jazz.fm, or listened to on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, with the free JAZZ.FM91 App on the Android App at the GooglePlaystore.