Keith Burnstein is a New Orleans-based singer-songwriter, pianist, and film composer who pens timeless tunes. His is a new American songbook, one that draws as much from Tin Pan Alley as it does from modern geniuses like Jeff Tweedy, Amon Tobin, and Mose Allison. "The songs, while instantly familiar, remain very much their own creations" (Secret Sound Shop), "combining the bedroom intimacy of a singer-songwriter" (Seven Days VT) with the rich harmonic palette of jazz, electronic, and "world" music.
Originally a resident of NYC, Burnstein discovered and fell in love with New Orleans while touring with his former band, The Mumbles, in 2009. Keith picked up camp a few months later and hit the ground running. Since the move, he has toured with funk legends, The Headhunters, Kristin Diable, and released five records as a leader. He also scored the Emmy-winning documentary, Momentum Generation, Viola Lee's The Last Defense, and is currently working on a score for HBO films.
In 2021, Keith released a self-produced album called Things That Are Heavy Make Me Feel Light. The record, which was made through a generous grant from The Threadhead Foundation, is available for download on this site and all major digital retailers. In 2022, "KB" was commissioned by the University of Alabama and The Key West Contemporary Dance Ensemble to compose original music for a project that amplifies the voices of women incarcerated in the United States.