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Composer, author, playwright, professor on call for teaching theater, communications, drama, business plan consulting, singing lessons; piano and percussion. Published author ,"Reflections of Love From Then To Now", the book is at Lang College, Lincoln University,Wiberforce University, and Langhston Hughes University; in the Ethics and Creative Studies Department. New CD release!

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"Reflections of Love From Then To Now'", is based on the life and times of the composer, author, and founder of two theater companies in Vancouver British Columbia, 1972 to present. The Nadra's Peoples" School of Fine Arts is based on the philosophy of the continual process of learning. There is no ending to the trust of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of human experiences. The learning tree is a circle of unlimited growth and development.

As my students learn and seek their aspirations and dreams. I also move toward acheiving my dreams. I teach and yet I am taught by the students; they create a new song, poem or dance, and in turn I create something new. The students perceive new experiences, and I explore and search for positive experiences. We move in a continual circle of comprehension and listening. We delve into the inner pits of the mind to achieve the impossible.

We give praise to the source of all knowledge and creativity, and we are God's instruments of love and goodness. Love is the source of infinite sharing, and I share with you "Reflections of Love" in the gift of music. "Branches of wisdom leap out at us every fleeting moment-stop, look, taste the fruit and listen".

The alliance of artists, educators, teachers,poets,doctors,nurses, people period is essential to making this a better and peaceful world.

Mr. Jayc Burns is recorded in the histiory book by Crawford Killian a Canadian author, "Go Do Some Great Thing, Black Pioneers of British Columbia".The book is presently at the Canadian llibrary, and in the refereence department in the Detroit Public Library, an throughout the United States.

Professional Grants Consultant, Business Development Consultant, wrote numerous business and grant proposals for the Vancouver government for the two theater companies. Consulting for numerous business proposals for small business development, and grant consulting in Canada and the United States.

The poetry book "Reflections of Love From Then To Now" is at Lang College, Lincoln University, Wiberforce University, and Langhston Hughes Uniiversity; being used in the Ethic Studies Department.

 Jay C. Burns represented Canada as a musical artist and poet at the African World Festival before 97 delegates with and audience of approximately one million people in Lagos Nigeria.

Selected from the National Library of Poetry to received the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. Thank you for your entry in our contest. Your poem recoginized by the judges as being among the best 3% of all entries judged. We are therefore pleased to award you our Editor's Choice Award for your contest entry as published in the Where Dreams Begin. Congratulations on your signigicant achievement. Sincerely, Caroline Sullivan Editor and Cythia Stevens Editor.

The importance of Minority Theater is critical to the diversityof our world. Minority theater needs to be finance more, it is typically underfinanced, framented and still struggling to broaden its base, even in major urban centers such as Detroit, and other urban areas in the world.Writers must continue to share there creativity and seek a variety of sources for funding their creativity.

Wrote a poem title Eye Witness Testimony On The Million Man March by Jay C. Burns. On October 16, 1995 Afro - American, married men, grandfathers, cousines, teens, and little children, made and Historic social, political and economic statement at the nations captital in Washington D.C. Review the poem section.

Performed at the University of Seattle, WA for the West Coast Poetry Festival in in 1982.

Performed at Canadian Poetry Festival in 1983.

Author of article "Strecth For Health", published in "Black Belt Karate" magazine in 1981 in conjunction with professional gymnastic coach, Mr. W. Walley Smith.

Performed with the great Hawaiian dancer, Kay Nelson and her Kalaya Dancers i n 1980. Presented the Editor's Choice Award poem " Who Are The Children".

Performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival alone with Eddie Harris, and Elvin Jones in 1984, presented jazz poetry the compositiion "Silent Sounds".

 Performed with the famous Mr. Leon Bibb, Canadian actor. singer, in the musical " All That Gospel", produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Company in 1981.

Member of the Institute of Children's Literature, Free Lance Writer, children's musicals.

Produced and performed  with Joe Morroco the musical "Vino" at Detroit Mercy College in 1985.

Drafted innovative financial proposals for the "Black Yellow pages" of Detroit, MI

Performed at the Detroit Public Libraries several poetry events and musical events in 1998.

Received B.A. from University of Detroit in Communications and Performing Arts in 1993.

Received Masters Degree in Communications and Performing Arts from Wayne State University in 1998.

Received Conservatory Music Degree at Douglas College in Vancouver British Columbia in 1981.

Received Associate Business Certificate, marketing,public relations,finance,accounting,budgeting, small business development, and technical writing, from De'tre University in Detroit, Mi in 1989.

Produced orginal musical with Joe Moreno at University of Detroit in 1991.

 Performed at Wayne State University, Deroy University, Schoolcraft College, Central Michigan University, University of Detroit Mercy, Winsor University, Central Michigan University, Marygrove College, etc;  Detroit Public Schools, several ethic cultural centers in Michigan, City Lights T.V. station, BET entertainment performed original composition jazz poetry "Jaida Grove", with my band The Bluejays.

Presently on the faculty at Wayne County Community College on call for teaching theater, drama, communications, business plan proposals, grant workshops, and economic and community development.

Performed as the feature poet at "Poetry, Pages & Scribes, hosted by Ber-henda Williams; on July 3rd 2008. Featured Theme "You Must Believe".

 Presently working on my orginal musical that will be presented to professional agencies in 2010.

 Photo taken by Corry the financial manager at Dr. William Karl office in West Land Michigan.



























Birth Place
South Bend Indiana, IN USA

National Poetry Award 1993,
Alpha Sigma Nu from University of Detroit 1992
Recorded in history book "Go Do Some Great Thing",Black Pioneers of British Columbia, Canadian author Crawford Killian. Professor Burns,The founder of the Free Black Creative Arts Theater in 1976.

Additional Information

New release of CD with poetic lyrics on my website The music is easy listening, smooth jazz, and afro- latin beats and dance compositions.

Contact Information
BluejayBurnsRecording and Publishing Co.
19781 Asbury PK 
Detroit MI 48235   USA
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New music for your enjoyment with poetic lyrics, jazz, easy listening, love songs, and afro-latin beats.

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Jay C. Burns poetry, music, short stories,new summary of musical based on the book "Reflectiuons Of Love From Then To Now",playwright, composer,Prof. of drama and theater and communications.

Jay C. Burns poetry,short stories,songs,Prof. of theatre, drama, and communications,playwright,new summary of musical based on the book "Reflections Of Love From Then To Now".

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