Ex Norwegian’s powerful and heartfelt tribute to their late mentor, Clark “Doug” Burris, from their 2016 Concert for Burris event, has been remastered and released on YouTube with enhanced audio and visuals. The Miami Beach Senior High School’s Rock Ensemble founder, who passed away earlier that year, left an indelible mark on the lives of countless students, inspiring many to pursue careers in music.
The remastered concert, sourced from an amateur audience recording, features Roger Houdaille, Michelle Grand, Guiseppe Rodriguez, Lucas Queiroz, and Eric Hernandez, delivering a unique setlist of rarely played songs, fan favorites, and a stirring rendition of the alt-rocker “Jet Lag.”
This memorable Miami Beach performance highlights the enduring impact of Burris’ dedication and passion for teaching, as well as the band’s gratitude for their beloved mentor. Notably, the concert includes songs from their 2015 Pure Gold album and the forthcoming Glazer/Hazerr album, both of which are featured on Think Like A Key Music’s recent release, On The Sidelines: The Albums 2015-2017.
Doug Burris, who created the first official “School of Rock” over 40 years ago, remained a passionate educator despite being wheelchair-bound due to multiple sclerosis. The Rock Ensemble program he founded not only nurtured thousands of students but also garnered numerous awards and national recognition.