Robert Burke has enjoyed a diverse and wide-ranging career as a performer, composer and educator in music. Although classically trained on the clarinet and saxophones, his main focus as a performer has been on jazz and popular rock, including eight years performing and composing with Kate Ceberano (including a top-ten Australian hit) and fifteen years with ARIA award-winning band The Black Sorrows.
Rob has performed on and contributed compositions to over 200 CDs by groups ranging from pop acts such as John Farnham, Ice House, Real Life, Vika and Linda Bull, to contemporary jazz projects with leading artists including Tony Gould, Tony Floyd, Doug De Vries, Slava Gregorian, Geoff Hughes, Nick Haywood and Stephen Magnusson.
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- Analysis and observations of pre-learnt and idiosyncratic elements in improvisation: a reflective study in jazz performance Dr. Robert Burke (Associate Professor) Abstract This exegesis examines influences, processes and ... Read more
- PRESENTED BY Melbourne International Jazz Festival ARTIST(S) Rob Burke & Tony Gould Quartet Rob Burke saxophone Tony Gould piano Nick Haywood bass Tony Floyd drums Terence Blanchard Quintet Terence Blanchard trumpet Thursday 7 June 2012 — 7:30 pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Film ... Read more