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. Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards and committees and serves as the Board Member Maplewood Community Music, Manages, Vice President of the North Jersey Blues Alliance, Curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, NYC John Jay College Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser, the Orange NJ ValleyArts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.
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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.
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
Gregory is the 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!
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 in May ?? 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.
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 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.