brass / woodwinds
Mike Burton is a multi-instrumentalist who holds a Performance degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. As a natural musician, he has been playing trumpet and flugelhorn since age 12 and he is serious about his craft. After four years of private tutoring with Tim Leahey of the world-renowned "Airmen of Note" - who is one of Mike's "playing inspirations" - as well as countless studio hours practicing, he has quickly become one of the Northeast’s most-accomplished young musicians. While still in high school, Mike won best jazz soloist in Canada for his flugelhorn playing and secured a chair in the PA All-State Jazz Band.
In 2008 Mike started a production company known Mike Alexander Productions and he has produced tracks for various artists all over the world. He has also secured a roll in the upcoming Clifford Brown Documentary as Clifford Brown. Mike played with many acts including The Maxwell Project, The Impact Band, Funktion, Bonerama, The Transfusion Ensemble, The Electric Miles Ensemble, and The Birth of the Cool and he is also a member of The Uptown Band. Mike is also the trumpet player on the posthumous release of Michael Jackson's newest album entitled Xscape. You can find him on the title track Xscape.