We host top New York City trombonist, James Burton III for concerts at the Taylor Theater in Lockport and Buffalo History Museum. For these concerts, Burton will be joined by an all-star 11-piece jazz ensemble performing arrangements by James Burton III (for the Uptown Jazz Tentet) and Mark Filsinger. Musicians include Buffalo favorites Bobby Militello, Dave Schiavone, John Hasselback, John Bacon, and more.
Mr. Burton has been a member of the jazz faculty at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music. A student of jazz legends, Jackie McLean and Curtis Fuller, Burton has gone on to perform and record with artists including Illinois Jacquet, Gerald Wilson, James Moody, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Ron Carter, Joe Chambers, and Christian McBride. He has also performed with the Ray Charles Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and Roy Hargrove Big Band.