Vibraphone great Gary Burton, who turned 70 on Jan. 23, plans to release a new album and his autobiography. In addition, Burton will launch a new 12-city tour in September. The album, Guided Tour (available August 20, on Mack Avenue), features the New Gary Burton Quartet (guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley, drummer Antonio Sanchez). The autobiography, Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton, will be published September 3 by Berklee Press. Tour dates follow.
The New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour
September 12-13/Blues Alley/Washington, D.C.
September 14/Lake George Jazz Weekend-Shepard Park/Lake George, NY
September 15/Plymouth State University-Silver Center For The Arts/Plymouth, NH
September 17-22/The Blue Note/New York, NY
September 24/The College of Saint Rose-Massry Center for the Arts/Albany, NY
September 26/Univ. of Connecticut-Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts/Storrs, CT
September 27-28/Scullers Jazz Club/Boston, MA
September 29/University of Rhode Island/Kingston, RI
October 2-3/Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant/Minneapolis, MN
October 4/SPACE-Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture Evanston/Evanston, IL
October 5/Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild/Pittsburgh, PA
October 6/Univ. of Pennsylvania-Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts/Philadelphia, PA