Massa Returns to KC

Maestro Italian jazz pianist and friend, Dino Massa will be visiting us in Kansas City again this year during April 2016. Both, Massa and ARC co-founder, Christopher Burnett have written new music for this second reunion. The primary purpose of the visit this year is to rehearse the new music and go into the studio to record it, states Burnett.



In addition to co-leaders, Massa and Burnett, the ensemble consists of Clarence Smith (drums), Andrew W. Stinson (bass) and Charles Gatschet (guitar). Several of the planned arrangements will feature stellar musical guests Marcus Hampton (trumpet/flugelhorn), Stanton Kessler (trumpet/flugelhorn), Freda Proctor (flute) and Terri Anderson Burnett (flute).



The music will be recorded at CR Sound in midtown Kansas City with Craig Rettmer as mixing and mastering engineer. Rettmer recorded Burnett’s latest music for his upcoming “Firebird” album, which some singles are now available at places like iTunes, Amazon, etc.



The quintet will perform at The Art Factory, which will likely only be two seatings on that single night, so please make plans now. “We are extremely excited to have this group perform at The Art Factory”, states Jeremey Kirby. “There will be lots of promotion and ticket sales will be available on our website soon!”, he concluded.



VIDEO: “Paris” by Dino Massa Quartet

(from Storie di altri luoghi, LA.M.P. editions, 2010)


VIDEO: “A Risk I Take” by Christopher Burnett Quartet

(from “Firebird” CD, ARC label, full release pending, single released 2014)


The recording produced will be released worldwide on the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label … stay tuned to

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