Bio

Ryan Burns studied piano at Berklee School of Music in Boston, and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 20 years. Burns spent time on faculty at University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. He currently owns and operates Burien School of Music, teaching piano, bass, and guitar. Burns has performed and/or recorded with Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Guns and Roses), Peter DiStefano (Porno For Pyros), Bobby Previte, Wayne Horvitz, Skerik, Matt Jorgensen, Thomas Marriott, and others. Burns has played piano with the Tacoma Symphony, wrote music for the Food Network TV show “Food Nation with Bobby Flay,” and recorded on dozens of CD’s, including six as a leader. Jazz Times Magazine writes “Keyboardist Ryan Burns has a lyrical, controlled style on organ, Moog and Fender Rhodes, the latter played with a gorgeous chimelike tone.”


 

Discography

 

As leader

 

1998 - That’s The Ryan Burns Trio 

2000 - Yo-Ho-Ho (single on Silver Platters Northwest Harvest Christmas CD)

2007 - Tree-O

2008 - Live at the Lab

2010 - Birds

2012 - London Bridge Live

 

As sideman

 

2000 - Fendel Burns “Ring The Bells”

2001 - Geoff Cooke Quintet “See You at the Bridge” 

2002 - Being John McLaughlin “Shoot the Moon”

2002 - Steve Luceno Band “Get Up Blues”

2003 - Peter DiStefano and The Black Vinyl All-Stars “Everett”

2003 - Steve Luceno Band “Constant Conversation”

2003 - Bebop and Destruction “Live at the Owl and Thistle Volume 1”

2005 - Skagit Valley Mafia 

2006 - Katherine Moore Situation “Walk on Water” 

2008 - Thomas Marriott “Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson”

2008 - HarryBu McCage (with Matt Cameron and Geoff Harper) 

2008 - 17th Chapter “Around the Bend and Then Some” 

2010 - Brian Erickson “Other Things Like You, Vol.1” 

2011 - Dirdy But Trio “Live at Kearney Barton”

2013 - Wayne Horvitz The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble (Live CD)

2014 - Steinwagon (with Dawn Clement)

2014 - Poontet (with Brad Gibson)

2014 - Wayne Horvitz The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble "At The Reception"

 

With Matt Jorgensen +451

 

2003 The Sonarchy Session

2004 Hope

2008 Another Morning