Colonel Burns

Colonel Burns


Colonel Burns is an instrumental jazz-funk-groove band from Denver that plays an upbeat, danceable flavor of grooves for both party people and old-school afficionados.


Colonel Burns is a jazz-funk-groove band from Denver, playing originals and covers in the styles of Galactic, Greyboy Allstars/Karl Denson, Soulive, and assorted latin and reggae. In the last few months Da Kernals have shared the stage with ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra -- on tour with Dave Matthews Band), Garaj Mahal, Buckner Funken Jazz, Yo Flaco, and Future Jazz Project.

This 6-piece instrumental act is comprised of drums, bass, percussion, guitar, keys, and saxophone. Members of the group have been active in the Denver scene for years. Colonel Burns has a track record of exceeding expected audience draw and crowd enthusiasm, and has been invited back again and again by every venue they've played. They have set the record at the popular Herman's Hideaway in Denver for the largest draw by an all-instrumental act in the club's history.


LP: One Take
Roast Beef
Deep Pockets
So Much Trouble
(all with airplay on Colorado stations)

Several other clips available at

Set List

45 min to 2 hours
Let the Music … (Grant Green cover)

Fried Grease (Fred Wesley cover)

Deep Pockets (original)

Hot Pants (Greyboy Allstars cover)

So Much Trouble (Bob Marley cover)

Freeway (latin jazz piece)

Roast Beef (original)

Jungle Strut (Gene Ammons cover)