Born with a natural talent for visual art, Aaron Burnett began to study classical saxophone at the age 11. From then on he became interested in jazz music around the age of 16 and then began his musical journey into improvised music.
Aaron has always stressed the importance of establishing a unique sound for himself while in college, studying classical Baroque composition techniques, studying advance harmony, world music, and atonal composition.
He has performed with numerous great musicians such as Steve Coleman, Wynton Marsalis, Teri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Vijay Iyer, Jeff Tain Watts, Kim Thompson, just to name a few.
He also toured with three time Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding in her 2012 world tour with Radio Music Society and was awarded the 2014/2015 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant alongside the prolific drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn, and Peter Evans.
Aaron has the also retained the true nature of jazz in his music and his playing, constantly searching for new ways of interpreting the music while remaining modern and consistent with the times we live in coupled with his much appreciated love for the greats of jazz and the tradition by establishing his role as an innovator within this art.