Robert Burke

  • Associate Professor

    Bmus (VCA), MMus (VCA), PhD (Monash)

    Robert Burke is a practice-based researcher.

    • Performance – Saxophone – Flute – Clarinet (CD recordings and Performances)
    • Practice-based Research in Music performance (Jazz and improvisation) – (PHD) Analysis and observations of pre-learnt and idiosyncratic elements in improvisation: a reflective study in jazz performance.
    • Jazz and World Music pedagogy (Oxford Handbook of Education)

    Robert Burke has enjoyed a diverse and wide-ranging career as a performer, composer and educator in music.  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, Vince Jones, Tony Floyd, Doug De Vries, Slava Gregorian, Geoff Hughes, Nick Haywood and Stephen Magnusson.

    Rob has performed /recorded with many international jazz artists including Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, Nasheet Waits, Tom Rainey, Enrico Rava Dave Douglas, George Lewis, Red Rodney, John Abercrombie, Paul McCandless (Origon), George Garzone, Richie Barshay, Johannes Weidenmueller (USA), Lula Galvao, Roberta Valente, Hermeto Pascoal (Brazil), Mirko Guerrini, Debasis Chakroborty (India) and Qmars Piraglu (Iran)

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