Daren Burns
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Daren Burns

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Avant-garde


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Daren Burns @ ASTO Museum

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

Daren Burns @ Redcat Lounge

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

Daren Burns @ Museum of Neon Art

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

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....They are wonderful guys to work with, and also fantastic players. Daren has picked up on the double-stop Rockette Morton style of playing... - getreadytorock.com

”Musical director Paul Chipello, who also contributes live piano accompaniment, ably backed by bassist Daren Burns...”-F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times

"Daren Burns is one of the few younger electric bass players I’ve heard who owes more to Steve Swallow than Stanley Clarke or Jaco Pastorius"-Jerome Wilson © Cadence Magazine 2010. www.cadencebuilding.com ph: 315-287-2852 - Cadence Magazine

Brick’s Picks: the Real McCoy
By Brick Wahl
Published on November 04, 2009 at 6:39pm

And then there’s the stuff that doesn’t quite fit the mold. Bassist Daren Burns’ Onibaba — featuring veterans of sessions with Tom Waits and Vinny Golia, Captain Beefheart and the brilliant John “Drumbo” French, even Wadada Leo Smith — will be doing “post Jazz/Rock explorations” at the Museum of Neon Art (136 W. 4th St., dwntwn., 213-489-9918) from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday. - LA Weekly

"Electrofunky avantists Onibaba lay down the moody jams"

"And then there’s the stuff that doesn’t quite fit the mold. Bassist Daren Burns’ Onibaba... will be doing “post Jazz/Rock explorations” at the Museum of Neon Art"

"Three groups of outmen band together for extra strength...all hail Onibaba (Vinny Golia, George McMullen, Scott Collins, Daren Burns, Craig Bunch)"

"a performance by Onibaba, a top-flight ensemble featuring windman Vinny Golia, trombonist George McMullen, guitarist Scott Collins, bassist Daren Burns and drummer Craig Bunch"

"Avantists note three groups: the trio of wind king Vinny Golia, bassist Daren Burns and drummer Craig Bunch with live video by Kio Griffith..."

"Dig the outness of ICU -- Improvising Composers United, featuring Jon Armstrong, Casey Butler, Daren Burns, Ingo Deul and Sarah Phillips, often adding electronic limbs to their traditional instruments."

"Ease 2008 gently out into the wilderness of oblivion with the spacin’ beat electronics of World Ambient Symphony -- guitarist Matt Piper, percussionist Koorosh Daryaie and bassist Daren Burns. A Rocco Somazzi-sanctioned event at Royal-T" - MetalJazz.com


3 Squares - "Have We Met?"
World Ambient Symphony -"Random Walk Out of the Sun"
Og o Go - "Live"
Rod Oakes - "Rod Oakes Plays Rod Oakes"



"Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind... but as a path for realisation and salvation."-Ali Akbar Khan

“If you miss the sensual part of music, you risk becoming a gynecologist and not a lover”-Rabih Abou-Khalil

Daren Howard Burns, fretted and fretless electric bass player, composer, and improviser has been playing and composing music for twenty-two years. Much of his musical interest lies in the area of improvisation and how to make new systems for developing improvisation in new ways. In the last three tears he has also become interested in Indian rhythmic and melodic systems.

Born in El Centro, California, but moving all around as child, to places like New Mexico, Texas, and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Burn’s musical life began in Junior High School when he purchased his first bass with money from a paper route he had. At this time, he was immersed in the rock music of the time, but was quickly turned on to jazz by purchasing bassists, Jaco Pastorious and Stanley Clarke’s first albums and classical Indian music by listening to Ravi Shankar. He received his formal education from Fullerton junior College (1991-1994), California Institute of the Arts (1994-97, BFA; 2006-08, MFA). He also studied privately with Wadada Leo Smith, Ralph Rose, Baba Elephante, Gary Willis, Aloke Dutta, Aashish Khan, Vinny Golia, and Jeff Berlin.

As an Improviser/Composer Burns has studied, Western European music, the classical music of North and South India, Ghana music of Africa, Japanese, Eastern European/Arabic music, and American Blues, Rock, and Jazz. He is working on notation systems that incorporate world music and jazz and open structures that give the musician freedom while also giving the composer his realized ideas.

Daren has taught privately from his home and at Woodlowe Music in Woodland Hills, CA for over ten years. He is a member of the American Composers Forum and an ASCAP member. He was a winner of the Dan Radlauer composition competition in 1994.

As a composer he has written for soloists, various ensembles, and creative orchestras. As a performer he has shared the stage with Wadada Leo Smith, John 'Drumbo' French, Neil Sadler, Todd Reynolds, Butch Morris, Mike Keneally, Nels Cline, Vinny Golia, Jeff Kaiser, Motoko Honda, Ori Barel, Chris Opperman, Andre LaFosse, John Bergamo, Randy Gloss, Houman Pourmehdi, Miroslav Tadic, Adam Lane, Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharp, George McMullen, Brian Walsh, Kurt McGettrick, Bruce Fowler, David Roitstein, Joe LaBarbera, Eleanor Academia, Frank Macchia, and many others.