Full Time Faculty
Is an internationally renowned Concert Pianist, Recording Artist, former Record Label Executive and Educator.
He has been a Professor at Fullerton College since 2005 and was responsible for all major upgrades to the Piano studies area as well as the Music Technology program he took over in 2009.
The Music Technology program today serves about 350 students and is still growing.
Has been a lecturer, guest lecturer and clinician at:
The University of San Diego (SDSU) (Graduate Seminar Jazz composition, Applied Jazz Piano graduate seminar)
University of Luebeck, Germany
The Prokofjev State Musical Academy in Donetsk, Ukraine
The University of Dijon, France
The Music Conservatory in Kiev, Ukraine
Sacramento City College
Consumnes River College
The Folkwang School of the Arts in Essen, Germany
The Conservatory of Vilnius in Lithuania
The University of Porto, Portugal
The Jazz School in Lisbon Portugal
The Idyllwild Summer Jazz Academy
The City Conservatory of Cologne, Germany
Hertie University in Berlin, Germany
The summer Academy in Bucharest, Romania
He has been the Musical Ambassador of the Luther Decade from 2013 through 2016 in the United States.
Has performed in the following cities and at the following Festivals and Clubs:
Los Angeles, UCLA European Jazz Festival
Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall
New York, Morgan Library, Private Study of JP Morgan
Vienna, Boesendorfer Saal, Mozart Haus, Vienna
Rekjavik, Hallkrimskirka, Iceland
Merano Music Festival, Merano, Italy
Bach Festival Leipzig, Germany
Bach Festival Arnstadt, Germany
Mosel Musik Festival, Trier, Germany
Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany
Kharkov, Philharmonic Hall, Ukraine
Jazz Festival Erfurt, Germany
Schloss Elmau, Elmau, Germany
St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, Russia
Donetsk Jazz Festival, Donetsk, Ukraine
Kiev Jazz Festival, Ukraine
Paris, Goethe Institute
Boston, Goethe Institute
Los Angeles, Goethe Institute
Dobaccio, Mahler Music Festival, Italy
Liechtenstein, Theater Schaan, Liechtenstein
South Tyrol Music Festival, Schloss Goldrain, Italy
Cathedral de Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer / Brasilia, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Jazz Festivals in Bucharest, Sibiu and Cluj
Jazz Festival in Wittlich, Germany
He toured Africa, Russia, USA, Brazil, Iceland and the Ukraine.
He played concerts for the Ambassadors and Consuls in Paris, Vilnius, Lisbon, Reykjavik, Kiev, Brazil, Donetsk, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, to name a few.
Markus Burger has recorded and/ or worked with:
Kenny Wheeler, Brad Mehldau, Chris Walden, Peter Erskine, Bob Magnusson, Joe Labarbera, Norma Winstone, Albert Mangelsdorf, Charlie Mariano, Jim Linahon, Sherry Williams, Bill Yeager, Clark Terry, Jan von Klewitz, Carlos Barretto, Septer Bourbon, Jochen Rueckert, Stefan Bauer, Peter Herborn, Carola Grey, Dieter Ilg, Worlfgang Haffner, Bill Evans, Michael Lauren, Sherry Williams, John Tchicai, Doug Webb, Martin Gjakonovski, Simon Phillips, Marshall Hawkins, Mat Marucci, Nicolas Simion, Ed Shuller, Peter Perfido, Norbert Pfammater, Deanne Witkowski, Hugh Frazer, Brad Muraid, Cecil McPayne.
Markus Burger has produced more than 50 albums as Producer for Jazzline, New Morning Reords, Challenge Records, ACM Records, Lipstick Records too name a few.
He recorded 19 albums as a leader that are distributed worldwide.
He founded the Wittlich International Jazz Festival
He has been a board member of the Jazzhouse Initiatve in Cologne for 10 years
His albums have been on the Grammy Ballot 2006, 2007 and 2008.
He is the winner of the coveted Bach Award of the city of Erfurt.
He won the Jazz Youth awards in Germany’s states of North Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate