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~June 2019-present: National/International Pianist, Vocalist, Touring Musician, and Tribute Artist at: "Candle In The Wind, The Elton John Experience" (AKA locally) "Sir Elton, The Ultimate Elton John Tribute".

International touring musician and Elton John impersonator, Jeff Burkett brings his authentic tribute to the stage with the re- creation of Elton’s prolific vocals and Piano stylings at full throttle, performing all the big hits as well as some deeper cuts from Elton’s huge catalogue of music. Available as a full band or as a solo act. 

“Jeff Burkett as Sir Elton John, brings a  truly authentic portrayal of the iconic artist and his music to the stage, as well as an uncanny resemblance to Elton himself. As a fan of Elton’s music since the early age of 12, Jeff aspired to become a successful singer/pianist/songwriter after hearing Elton John’s , Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. It remains his favorite to this day. “The music is absolutely incredible.  But it is also the heartfelt, often surreal imagery of Taupin’s lyrics set to Elton’s unique piano and vocal styling's that tell these amazing stories best”, Jeff explains. “Mine and the band’s mission is to thoroughly re-create the Elton John concert experience, to the level or degree that after the show, fans truly feel as if they just saw Elton himself perform.”  

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~May 2023-present: "In The Air Tonight, The Phil Collins Experience" Celebrating the music of Phil Collins & Genesis.

Drums & backing vocals.

National touring tribute band

~April 2022-present: Drums & backing vocals with National Touring Act; "White Winged Dove" (AKA Locally as) "Gold Dust Woman, AZ"

This high energy band is comprised of veteran musicians. They will take you through the 40+ years of Stevie’s legendary solo career as well as her Fleetwood Mac classics. The band brings to the stage, an authentic tribute to one of the most influential female rock vocalists and songwriters of all time. You’ll be taken back in time as White Winged Dove rocks Stevie’s hits including Stand Back, Edge of Seventeen, Rhiannon, Gypsy, If Anyone Falls, Landslide and many more. 

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Former Drums & vocals at “Supernaturalaz Santana Tribute”

August 2021 – June 2023 Phoenix, Arizona:  Santana tribute band + Janis Joplin

Former Drums at Keep On Believin' tribute to Journey

December 18, 2017 - May 2020·Phoenix, Arizona

National / International Touring Musician at “Rocksteady

Productions, Inc.”

February 14, 2020 – Present Phoenix, Arizona

Pianist, Vocalist, and Drummer; piano and lead vocals.

Piano, Drums, and Voice Lessons at “Jeff Burkett”

March 28, 1985 - Present· Phoenix, Arizona

~PIANO instruction from national touring artist, with emphasis on ear training, music theory & harmony;

~DRUMMING instruction from pro with over 40 years Stage experience.

~SINGING lessons with emphasis on expanding your range, tone accuracy, and control, as well as vocal improvisation.

Professional musician at Vocalist/Pianist/Keyboardist/Drummer


January 2, 1981 - Present· Phoenix, Arizona


~Studied Drums, Piano, Voice at “Cornish College of The Arts,” in Seattle Washington.

~Studied Music Theory and Music composition and Improvisation Class of 1984;

a “College of the visual and performing arts”, Seattle, WA., U.S.A.


A well-known drummer, vocalist, and pianist in the Arizona community, as well as playing Nationally and Internationally. Established drummer with many, many years of experience and the ability to play a wide variety of genres of music.

“I have been playing drums, singing, and playing piano since I was a kid and went on to play professionally in 1981. I am fluent in all styles - rock, progressive rock, jazz-rock fusion, bee bop, Latin, big band, orchestra/symphonic, and more. 

Some of the bands I have played with are: Angry Jan, Bayou Bandits, Stompbox, 3Phase, Mojo Rats, Signal 15, Oracle, Savage Rose, Factor 5, Advent, Great Society, Future, Millennium, Cocoa Brown & the New Soul Review, Jakarta, The Receders, Payback, Breakdown: A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Uncle Click, Sluggo, Loudhouse, The Britney Burns Band, The Mindy Harris Band, The Michael Nitro Band, Loudhouse, Tangled Slinky, Sultry Persuasion Band, Hair Razer, J 2 K,  High Plains Hangover, and more. 

My musical influences are all over the map. Drumming influences are Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Gene Krupa, Neil Peart, Simon Phillips, Mike Portnoy, Phil Collins, Jeff Porcaro, Phil Ehardt, Manu Katche', Vinnie Colaiuta, Chad Smith, and of course John Bonham. 

Piano players that have influenced me the most are Elton John, Billy Joel, David Paich, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Ryo Akumoto, Jan Hammer, Herbie Hancock, Jordan Rudess, and many others. 

I am a huge fan of everything from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to Dream Theater. Of course, Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, and the list goes on and on and on".

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