James Burton III

College Division

College Division: 

  • Jazz Theory, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Studies

Contact Information

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A trombonist who was mentored by Jackie McLean and Curtis Fuller, Burton has performed and recorded with artists including Illinois Jacquet, Gerald Wilson, James Moody, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Ron Carter, Joe Chambers, and Christian McBride. Has also performed with the Ray Charles Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and Roy Hargrove Big Band. At Juilliard, Burton received Morse and Gluck fellowships and was awarded the William Schuman Prize in 2009. He was previously the director of jazz studies at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.

Degrees and Studies

Graduate, summa cum laude, the Hartt School; MM, Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2011.