Burton was raised in Philadelphia by musicians parents. He began his musical training as a classical violinist/violist, but he switched to jazz when he was a student at CAPA (Philly’s renowned Creative And Performing Arts High School), which eventually led him to study Jazz Performance at Temple University. Burton’s career took off after he graduated from Temple. Burton won the Peter Nero Piano Competition. He also soloed with Philly Pops. He was the featured musician of Leslie Burrs’ opera “Vanqui” and became the pianist for Odean Papa and his world-famous Saxophone Choir. He has been sharing the stage with many of jazz’s most renowned musicians over the past decade, including Joe Lovano and Wallace Roney, Joe Lovano and Joe Lovano. He is known for being an innovative and risk-taking bandleader, and a staple on the New York music scene, with his three groups, the George Burton Quintet and Group 5 and the Holiday Yule Log Series. His compositions and playing clearly reflect his roots in Philly’s catchall scene. This is where alternative hip-hop, Ru0026B, and other music are found.