Award-winning pianist, composer, and bandleader George Burton has an eclectic approach to music. It reflects his rigorous classical training followed by his experience in the Philadelphia jazz scene that earned him a place on the world stage with some of the most significant practitioners of bop, post-bop, and beyond—from James Carter to Meshell Ndegeocello to the Sun Ra Arkestra. He has performed on some of the most prestigious stages with his own groups as a leader, including the Newport Jazz Festival in 2017. Burton’s debut album, The Truth Of What I Am > The Narcissist (2016), was voted #4 top debut album in the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll that year and was featured on multiple year-end “best of” lists. His sophomore recording Rec·i·proc·i·ty (2020) was a New York Times and NPR Music Critics’ Pick, and it was nominated for Outstanding Jazz Instrumental Album by the NAACP Image Awards in 2021.