I got to meet with Chris Burnett a few weeks ago to discuss KC Area Youth Jazz. Chris has been a long-time player, composer, and educator in the KC scene. He is starting his own venture geared toward rising-star high school jazz musicians. The program will offer students the opportunity to be coached by professional players, record a studio album, and to play gigs around the metro. I’m excited to partner with Chris in the first year of the program! Be sure to check out the application process and calendar of events.