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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- Sunday 28th October 2012 @ 8:30pm, Bennetts Lane Tenor saxophpnist Rob Burke, Head of Music and co-ordinator of Jazz and Popular studies at Monash University, has been performing in the Australian music scene for over thirty years. To celebrate his 50th birthday he has put together groups/musicians who have been important to him. Featured musicians include Tony ... Read more
- In 2009, ABC Jazz launched as the first continuous jazz radio station in Australia. At launch, we included Jazztrack with Mal Stanley and Jazz Up Late with Gerry Koster in our offering, giving audiences more opportunities to hear these fantastic programs. Since then, we’ve also welcomed Jazz Notes with Ivan Lloyd and the esteemed jazz journalist Jessica Nicholas to the airwaves. On Thursday nights ... Read more
- August 2012 – Wednesday nights at Bennetts LaneI am playing at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club for the next 3 Wed nights – 15th, 22nd and 29th. We will be performing repertoire from our latest CD release on Jazzhead Records: Live at Bennetts Lane 9pm Start Featuring: Tony Gould – Piano Tony Floyd – Drums Frank DiSario – Bass Rob Burke – Sax Read more
- Robert Burke Tony Gould Quartet at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2012PRESENTED 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 score master and one of the most preeminent trumpeters of the post-Miles Davis era – five-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard – makes his Australian debut with his incendiary quintet. Emerging ... Read more