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Vibraphonist Gary Burton has won seven Grammy Awards, most recently for his work on Hot House with Chick Corea. Burton taught at Berklee for 33 years, served as the college’s executive vice president, and continues to teach for Berklee Online. Burton was recently profiled by the New York Times, which noted that Burton “played a pioneering role in the birth of jazz-rock” and “helped change the game for jazz education, which has in turn transformed the broader landscape of music.” The Times concludes that “the sound of jazz’s ascendant mainstream” now “bears Mr. Burton’s influence.”
The New Gary Burton Quartet recently released a new album, Guided Tour, and is currently touring the U.S. and Europe. The quartet also includes guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. In the video below, Burton discusses the course of his illustrious career to date: