Euan Burton is an award-winning Composer, Bassist, Producer and one of the leading musicians to emerge from Scotland in the last decade. Signed to Whirlwind Recordings, he has released two internationally acclaimed albums with them: “Occurrences” (2012) and “Too Much Love” (2014). As a bassist, his warm tones and poignant improvisations give nod to the Charlie Haden school while retaining his own voice throughout. He’s incredibly in demand as a sideman across many genres in his native Scotland and has appeared on dozens of albums to date, with performances with many modern jazz greats including Ari Hoenig, Gilad Hekselman, Will Vinson and Jonathan Kreisberg. Moreover, he’s played with folk legends Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, pop group Texas and can be heard on the Disney Pixar film Brave.
Burton grew up in East Kilbride, Scotland where he took up Bass Guitar at the age of 10. After being introduced to Jazz in his teens Euan switched to Double Bass and went on to study at Birmingham Conservatoire receiving the Jazz Course Prize while in his second year and graduating with a Bmus Jazz (Hons).
After leaving Birmingham Burton returned to Scotland where he has become one of the countries forefront musicians as both a sideman and leader. Performing constantly with the UK’s foremost musicians he’s played with an endless list of acclaimed musicians such as Julian Arguelles, Martin Kershaw, Kit Downes and Tom Gibbs, whose 2012 Whirlwind Recordings album he also produced and performed on. Burton has also established an international reputation performing with many of the top jazz musicians from around the world. He is noted for his touring work in the groups of some of New York’s most influential band leaders including Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg’s Quartet featuring Will Vinson and Mark Ferber and modern drumming icon Ari Hoenig’s Trio alongside award winning guitarist Gilad Hekselman. Outside of Jazz he also plays in many other genres, most notedly in the Scottish folk music scene, touring and recording with Salt House, Fiona Hunter Band and Mike Vass amongst many others.
Burton performs across the U.K. and Ireland at the major Jazz festivals and venues and also tours internationally having recently played in Denmark, Norway Belgium, Holland, Portugal, France, Estonia, Italy, Germany, America, Canada and the South Pacific. With his quartet in he took part in 2014’s ‘Made in the UK’ showcase at Rochester International Jazz Festival as part of a tour that included appearances in Vancouver, Victoria and New York City. As both a performer and contributor, Burton has appeared on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Jazz House”, “Global Gathering” and has also performed live in sessions for BBC Radio 3. As an educator he performs workshops around the country and has taught master- classes in Belgium, Estonia and Norway.