New York, NY
- Oct 26 2007 Bassist Jon Burr (formerly with Tony Bennett, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Stephane Grappelli, the Hot Swing Trio) and the Jon Burr Band will be recording a DVD Live at Birdland of songs written by Jon Burr, and previously performed or recorded by Stan Getz, Chet Baker, The Hot Swing Trio, Roland Hanna and others. The project features a stellar collection of talent, including vocalists Laurel Mass (of Manhattan Transfer), Hilary Kole, Ty Stephens (2006 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition Winner), Yaala Ballin, Tyler Burr, and instrumentalists Joel Frahm, John Hart, Jon Davis, and Anthony Pinciotti.
Admission will be free to the public.
Here's what the critics are saying: .... a terrific recording and a first class band under the leadership of Jon Burr. His solos bring out a voice very much his own, however, a voice we hear even more of in the engagingly melodic compositions that he has contributed to this session. - JazzTimes
Gorgeous is the word for Burr's originals! - Bassics Magazine
Rainbow Over Harlem is a terrific Burr original! - New York Post
Nobody Said it Was Easy and Burr's other melodies are all hummable and the tempos toe- tappers! - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jon Burr is a technical master, erecting solid foundations and clever embellishments as well. He was always where he needed to be, his bass lines filled with big, fat bottom notes and his solos bringing high-technique and contemporary improvisational style. - Los Angeles Times
With Burr on bass, the music radiated effortless joy and ease. - NY Times
Burr, in typically alert form, adds to the momentum and texture with his exceptionally nimble accompaniment. - Washington Post
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