About

Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer and community partner that develops manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York Area.

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cropped-soni-schneee-jersey-indiew-video-productions-gregory-burrus-1-1.jpgMr. Burrus has extensive IT, Business Process experience as an executive in the telecommunications industry. For over 30 years he has consulted on telecom, information technology and operational business processes systems and procedures around the world for Verizon , AT&T, Telus, Sprint and many more. As a Director Greg has managed and organized teams in excess of 100 plus for various large scale cross corporate operational activities, company personnel reduction activities and business growth reorganizations. 

Originally from New York City, Gregory has been a New  Jersey Resident for the past 30 years. Gregory enjoys all music genres but his love of  jazz began as a young boy when his mother and father played jazz on the good old record player at home and took him to dance halls around Manhattan.
 
Gregory Burrus is a Live Music Ambassador and is putting his expertise, gain from his former business environment and his love of music to work producing, photographing and documenting the North Jersey and New York City live music scene. He is currently involved in the following:
Curates, books, manages and promotes:
  • the summer long May through September Downtown After Sundown Live Music series, Spiotta Park and Jazz On Sloan at South Orange Gazebo
  • the weekly June thru November South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam  
  • the Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies Jazz973 program in downtown Newark
  • the biweekly Orange Train Station Farmers Market on Main Street in Orange, NJ.

Documents, photographs and promotes:

  • Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies Clements Place jazz events  in downtown Newark  
  • Myrna Bain Scholarship Annual Live Music Fundraiser in NYC John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 
  • NJPAC Clements Place Free Jazz Jams at Rutgers Newark
Founded, curates, books, manages and promotes

  • The Annual South Orange 24 Hours of Live Music event where musicians perform 24 hours of live music across multiple locations Around South Orange, NJ.  
  • The Jazzy Nights Live program in the Essex Room of the Fox and Falcon in South Orange.
  • The South Orange Inkosi Cafe Live Entertainment Series 

Gregory Burrus is an Ambassador for NJJS – the New Jersey Jazz Society. Helping get the word out. The New Jersey Jazz Society is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting and preserving America’s original art form – jazz. The Society’s mission is to ensure continuity of the jazz art form through its commitment to nurture and champion local talent, along with showcasing outstanding national and international artists and to provide for the younger generation via arts education programs. NJJS accomplishes its mission through society-sponsored and co-sponsored activities in collaboration with allied cultural, educational, and commercial organizations, and through support from individual and corporate contributions.

Gregory is a Board Member of Maplewood Community Music which is is dedicated to bringing music to our community and other area communities via”
  • 35 plus Maplewood Concert Band, 
  • 20 piece Swing Town Big Band, 
  • Annual Maplewood Porchfest producing almost 35 bands across 30 porches
  • Annual Teachers Play Piano Recital. 

 

In addition Gregory is booking live music events at various other Northern NJ venues. 

Showcasing, photographing, videotaping events and happenings as they occur around town while living life every day to the fullest. Learn more at :

Gregory Burrus – Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador – Gregory Burrus Around Town

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With a strong telecommunications management, business process, information technology background, Gregory led major corporate-wide systems and customer service and delivery teams in AT&T and Verizon. Responsible for managing large teams, million-dollar budgets, multifaceted project plans that focused on delivering corporate-wide business process improvements. Later in his own consulting business, Gregory traveled extensively as a business systems consultant across, the US, Canada, and Europe understanding business requirements and developing service delivery systems to improve customer service.

Upon leaving the corporate environment, Gregory founded Technical Operations Services and Solutions (TechOSS) which provided coaching, website development, and internet marketing services to the local community. Through his Website Development and Social Media Marketing business, Gregory focused on helping small business owners succeed through the use of internet technology.

Gregory Burrus was the former president of the South Orange Historical Society and is now focused on supporting the Northern New Jersey music and arts communities.


Gegory Burrus w pic of Bass Playet Earl May WBGO Jazz Radio DJ Newark NJ

Currently, Gregory Burrus is channeling his passions by supporting, promoting and documenting the music and art scene in the local towns of North Jersey. He is the Event Manager/ Promoter of South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concert Series comprised of 70 events of all music genres. Concerts kick off Memorial weekend through Labor Day, every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 10pm along with a selected Sunday once a month for a special Sunday Jazz event from 6 – 9 PM

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july 4th Maplewood Activities Entertainment/Stage Manager responsible for live music at the Annual Maplewood / South Orange 4th of July celebration. A full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music on two concert stages, a carnival midway, boardwalk games, two food courts, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus, and much, much more!

New this year will be a day-long fun-filled fair environment with food court, attractions and entertainment featuring Maplewood’s First 4th of July Car Show, a food zone with sheltered and open-air tables and chairs, live music, vendors and boardwalk games such as ring toss and spin the wheel games and bouncy and fun house. These are in addition to our perennial FREE 4th of July favorites: Kids’ Bikes, Etc. Parade, Kids’ Dashes & Relays, CHS Robotics, Art Project, Ice Cream Eating Contests, Tennis Contests, Baking Contest, Karaoke, Kids’ Percussion, Pet Awards Show and more.


24 Hours of Music Festival

Gregory is the creator of the Annual South Orange 24 Hours of Live Music event.

The Annual 24 Hours of Music Festival of Live Music is set and ready to start at Noon. Free all day and night and everyone is invited to come on out and watch music being made all day long in multiple locations around South Orange, NJ.

 

 


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Founder June to October South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam.  Jazz Jamming outdoors weekly with the Trio – come shop, grab a meal and listen to some awesome jazz music. This is a kid friendly, family friendly event and if you play or sing come on out as all instrumentalist and all vocalists are welcome to join in

Gregory Burrus was the Interim President of Stronger Tomorrow Wellness. A nonprofit organization focused on supporting wellness for Multicultural Women. The purpose of Stronger Tomorrow Wellness is to bring together prevailing thought leaders, engaging multicultural women in wellness activities to discuss and shape the direction of the wellness movement that is currently occurring in this segment of the American population and abroad.  This forum is designed to bring attention to the activities and organizations that are targeting this population and change the face of what it means to be fit and well. Founder: – Dr. Christine Thorpe, Founder, Chief Executive Office

 


 

Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador with Olypian Pro Boxer Newark Shakur SevensonGregory Burrus – with Shakur Stevenson as former Board Member of  Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life. Stevenson & Moses Boxing For Life is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization committed to using boxing as a tool to teach camaraderie among peers in the community. Our signature program teaches Olympic style boxing that provides participants with the skills necessary to become a contender in the Olympics for Boxing if they choose to do so. We provide training for athletes to build endurance and perseverance for the sport of their choice and believe that the words and experience in and of itself is an asset to one’s life. Our goal is to offer boxing as a deterrent to bullying and gun violence by building character and responsibility for the community in which participants live. Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life, a viable force in the community, is the vision of Willie and Robyn Moses, along with their grandson Pro Boxer & 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing Shakur Stevenson.


 

Gregory Burrus is a Board Member of Maplewood Community Music. Since its formation in 2003, the organization has grown to well over 50 musicians and has numerous active ensembles. MCM hosts between 4-6 events each season and our ensembles perform at even more local events each year. The dedicated group of volunteer musicians and conductors continue to work towards MCM’s major goals of giving hobbyist musicians the opportunity to play and perform and bringing music to Maplewood, South Orange, and other nearby communities. In addition,  MCM is proud to support community events and community/youth music enrichment programs.


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Gregory Burrus curates events at Newark's Jazz973 at Clements Place
Jazz973 is dedicated to showcasing some of the best emerging jazz musicians that are making some serious inroads on the local jazz scene.
Each month Jazz973 invites you to join us as we showcase these emerging jazz musicians as they continue delivering their deep and important contributions to this musical genre we love called jazz.

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South Orange Village Center Alliance invites you to dine and dance under the stars as we present Downtown After Sundown in the Live Music Capital of North Jersey. Join us under the Gazebo for Jazz on Sloan or in Spiotta Park where every style of music from acoustic to zydeco, jazz to flamenco will be represented. Concerts kick off Memorial weekend through Labor Day, every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 10pm.

Jazz on Sloan is dedicated to showcasing the wealth of jazz talent located in and around South Orange Village Center. Sounds in Spiotta Park is dedicated to all other genres’

More Info: SOVillageCenter.org


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Presenting Jazzy Nights in South Orange, NJ
Tapping into the region’s top live music talent, Jazzy Nights hosts live music performances from big-name local artists drawn from all Northern New Jersey and nearby New York City .

Live Music and Dining
Please join us for another Jazzy Night of sophisticated live music and more in the beautifully appointed speakeasy styled Essex Room which is located in the very stylish – The Fox and Falcon Restaurant in South Orange, NJ.
Top Notch and Engaging Entertainment
Jazzy Nights is happy to bring back to South Orange, NJ, one of areas’ most popular vocalists.


Now Gregory Burrus brings his extensive IT, business, community relations, and documentation experience to drive community improvements and is also considered the community’s Live Music Ambassador.

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