Wes Burden

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Wes Burden is a contemporary jazz musician from the Pacific Northwest USA. He is a personal and good friend of mine for many years. I am also a fan of his music. You can listen to his music too by following the link to his personal website below.

Description of his work

"Burden brings new depth and energy to the established contemporary jazz scene. His original compositions focus on the soulful interplay between saxophone, acoustic guitar, and keyboard, ranging from moving emotional ballads to upbeat, forward-driven grooves. Burden's listeners and fans describe his music as relaxing and meditative, yet romantic and playful.

"Wes Burden plays at wine and jazz festivals, outdoor concerts, river cruises, and private parties. His music receives generous airplay on jazz stations in the Northwest and was recently spotlighted on Northwest Public Radio. Wes Burden's CD's are sold at Portland, Oregon record and bookstores and are distributed nationally by Lifedance Distribution."


  • Wes Burden (1995)
  1. "Through the Rain"
  2. "Reminisque"
  3. "Makes Me Smile"
  4. "Soft and Tender"
  5. "Hide and Seek"
  6. "No Turning Back"
  7. "Fields of Gold"
  8. "Island Dream"
  • Brave New World (1998)
  1. "Flow" - 5:31
  2. "Easy on Me" - 4:30
  3. "Mirror" - 4:14
  4. "Step by Step" - 4:54
  5. "Brave New World" - 4:52
  6. "Voices from the Past" - 5:30
  7. "Conversations" - 4:55
  8. "Sailing" (Christopher Cross) - 4:59
  9. "Walk with Her" - 3:57
  10. "Promise" - 4:05
  • A Christmas Journey (1999)
  1. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
  2. "Angels We Have Heard On High"
  3. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
  4. "The First Nöel"
  5. "O Come, O Come Immanuel"
  6. "What Child Is This"
  7. "We Three Kings"
  8. "The Christmas Song"
  9. "Little Drummer Boy"
  10. "Silent Night"
  • Sunshine (2001)
  1. "Morning Has Broken"
  2. "Longer Than"
  3. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
  4. "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
  5. "I Can See Clearly Now"
  6. "If"
  7. "Wayfaring Stranger"
  8. "Variation On Pachelbel's Canon"
  9. "Open Letter"

All music in Brave New World written, arranged, and produced by Wes Burden except "Sailing," written by Christopher Cross.


  • Wes Burden - soprano, alto sax, producer
  • Tim Ellis - guitars, mandolin
  • Phil Baker - bass
  • Michael Snyder - hats, cymbals, shakers

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