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Burn Unit

A three-piece jazz band with roots teaching and performing around the United States.

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Three members of the Ancient City Jazz Coalition (ACJC) are at the core of Burn Unit. This St. Augustine-based jazz combo plays frequently around town, often with one or two other ACJC members sitting in.

Led by Russ DeFilippis on guitar and vocals, Burn Unit focuses on jazz — all kinds of jazz. Oliver Haussmann plays alto sax, and Gordon Russell adds the brass, with flugelhorn, trumpet, or coronet. As part of their mission, ACJC showcases improvisational music to local audiences, and Burn Unit does it with funk, swing, cool, bop, Latin, fusion, post-bop, and groove.

Burn Unit plays jazz and they play it very well. That's no surprise as Russ DeFilippis was on the guitar faculty at Berkley School of Music. After forming a band and taking to the road, Gordon Russell taught music for more than 32 years, always taking time to perform, and sharing the stage with well-known artists including Chubby Checker and Jerry Vale. The band's co-founder, saxophonist Oliver Haussmann, performs with several other bands, including Soul Pylot.

You can catch Burn Unit around town at Ancient City Bourbon and Boards, Fuzion 904, Chez L'Amour, and Casa Da Vino (where they have hosted a jazz jam/open mic).

Upcoming Shows

VenueDateTime
Ancient City Bourbon & BoardsTomorrow8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ancient City Bourbon & BoardsSunday, March 3rd, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Casa de Vino 57Monday, March 4th, 20247:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fuzion 904 Eatery Thursday, March 7th, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Casa de Vino 57Monday, March 11th, 20247:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ancient City Bourbon & BoardsFriday, March 15th, 20248:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Casa de Vino 57Monday, March 18th, 20247:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Casa de Vino 57Monday, March 25th, 20247:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ancient City Bourbon & BoardsWednesday, March 27th, 20246:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Casa de Vino 57Monday, April 1st, 20247:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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