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DALE BURKE MUSIC: Bio

ABOUT DALE BURKE Dale Burke has been in the music and entertainment field since the age of fourteen. An accomplished trumpeter and pianist, he also sings, composes, arranges, con-ducts and records. He appeared with many of the leading big bands in the late 40s and 50s. Dale had his own Show Group on the road and appeared in many of the top night clubs, TV shows, and hotel show rooms throughout the US, Canada, the Bahamas, and South America. He was Music and Entertainment Director at the Langford Resort Hotel, Winter Park, Florida, from 1969 to 1973, where he played and conducted shows, performing with his own quartet and big band for conventions, stage shows and concerts. In the early 70s Dale was Arranger, Conductor and Musical Director for the Hilton Hotel chain in Nevada, headquartered in Las Vegas. Besides many shows and benefits at the Las Vegas Hilton, Dale has played the Flamingo Hilton, the St. Regis Hotel in NYC, San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, the Caribe Hotel in Puerto Rico, plus the Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin TV shows. Returning to Florida in the mid 70s, Dale lived in the Orlando area, where he formed his own Dale Burke Orchestra and smaller jazz groups, St Louis Jazz and the Blue Notes. He was also Conductor and Musical Director of the Central Florida Pops Orchestra and Chorus. In 2005, tiring of the Orlando traffic and hurricanes, Dale and his wife, JoAnn, relocated to Spartanburg. Having been Director of the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble for two years, Dale recently resigned. Since moving to Spartanburg, Dale has reformed his Saint Louis Jazz (six to eight piece group) with some of the finest local musicians. He also formed his duo, trio & quartet groups as well as playing piano singles or with other musical groups. He continues to write and arrange for his groups and many clients. Dale is truly “The Music Man” Previous and Current engagements include: Blues Blvd Jazz Club, Spartanburg QS 1, Spartanburg Justin's Steakhouse, Greenville Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg Spartanburg Little Theatre presents “Dale Burke & Saint Louis Jazz” Love Duets with the Spartanburg Ballet Jazz on the Square, Spartanburg Music on the Main, Greenville 4th of July Extravaganza @ Summit Hills, Spartanburg Mary Black Foundation, Spartanburg Roper’s Jazz Caverns, Greenville Ice Cream Sundays, USC, Upstate Furman University, Greenville Ryan Nicholas Inn, Simpsonville Inn on The Main, Spartanburg Billy D’s Restaurant & Grill, Spartanburg Cedar Creek Racquet Club, Cashiers, NC Johnson Development Co., Spartanburg, Greenville, Duncan Piedmont Foundation, USC, Spartanburg Music Foundation of Spartanburg Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., Greenville Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg Hendersonville Country Club, NC Spiegel Farms. Campobella, SC Vern's Bistro & Lounge, Spartanburg Piedmont Club, Spartanburg Skylyn Place, Spartanburg Jazz On The Bridge, Spartanburg, Cascades Verdae Retirement Community, Greenville, The Starving Artist Cafe, Easley, SC.