Atlanta pianist and composer John Burke will release his first multi-instrumental album, Superstratum, on Sunday, September 10.
This is the follow-up to his Grammy®-nominated solo piano album, Orogen.
John's new project fuses new age, jazz, and folk piano.
Each piece represents a layer of the earth and its atmosphere, starting from the core and rocketing all the way to space.
Superstratum is John’s first multi-instrumental collaboration and features Atlanta-based musicians Kevin Chaney (violin), Noah Johnson (cello), Corinne Klemenc (clarinet), David Deveaux (guitar), Erin Wallace (flute), and Schafer Gray (percussion).
Beginning August 1, ten fans will have the opportunity to win a copy of Superstratum by sharing John’s new album promo video using the hashtag #Superstratum. One winner will also be randomly selected to receive two tickets to the Album Release Concert on September 10.
On September 10 from 6 to 8 p.m., John is hosting a Superstratum Album Release Concert at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia.
The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $20 and are available at JohnBurkeMusic.com/Superstratum.
Superstratum will be available for download on September 10 on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Google Play, and at JohnBurkeMusic.com.
Since 2011, John Burke has fulfilled a prolific solo career with multiple award-winning albums, millions of streams online, and numerous concerts.
Having no record label or professional representation of any kind, and working out of his personal studio in Midtown Atlanta, Burke is a completely independent artist whose music has achieved global recognition from wordof-mouth marketing campaigns, and through good, old-fashioned grit and determination.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Burke began studying piano in high school, after being inspired by his father, who raised Burke on music from the 60s and 70s.
Studying the “chops” of Billy Powell and Chuck Leavell, Burke quickly developed a much stronger passion for all aspects of composition and performance innovation, including extensive improvisation and use of classical techniques.
Burke attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, where he studied with Brent Runnels. During his final years at Oglethorpe, Burke became intrigued with pianist George Winston and keyboardist Ray Manzarek.
Obsessed with their sound, style, and success, Burke was inspired to write his own music, and in 2011 he composed his first album, Synesthesia, which achieved airplay within only a few months.
Just five years later, his album, Orogen, was nominated for a Grammy® Award.