James Burton III


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New York based trombonist James Burton III is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most sought after performers/educators in the jazz community. Mentored by luminaries Jackie McLean and Curtis Fuller Burton has performed and/or recorded alongside many great jazz artists, the likes of which include Illinois Jacquet, Gerald Wilson, James Moody, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Tony Bennett, Slide Hampton, Ron Carter, Christian McBride and Lady Gaga.  Burton has also performed with the Ray Charles Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and the Roy Hargrove Big Band.  He is currently professor of jazz theory and applied jazz trombone at the Juilliard School as well as conductor of the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. Most recently Burton served as trombonist/Associate Conductor for the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Star Orchestra, the band providing the music for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical After Midnight.