May 10, 1951 - January 18, 2020
John Burke left this world on January 18, 2020. He left behind many friends and colleagues who loved the man and his music. This web site is maintained to honour his legacy, and bring news of new recordings and events in the coming years.
If you know of events featuring John Burke’s music, please Contact Us.
Musicians looking to obtain sheet music should contact the Canadian Music Centre
John's last public appearance was at the premiere of his composition La Despedida, December 6, 2019, Hugh’s Room, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The live performance video (below) includes a brief interview with John after the performance.
This live performance has recently been released on Ensemble Vivant’s latest CD, Latin Romance. Read a touching review that includes mention of John’s death here.