Jon Burr

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Jonathan H. "Jon" Burr (* 22. May 1953 in Huntington , Long Iceland , New York ) is an American jazz - bassist , pianist and composer .

Jon Burr comes from a family of amateur musicians; he first began to play the clarinet and bassoon before switching to bass as the main instrument. He began his musical career on the recommendation of Marian McPartland ; In 1969 he took part in the summer program of the Berklee College of Music , and then studied from 1970 to 1975 at the University of Illinois . He then moved to New York, where Jim McNeely took him on. He worked u. a. 1976/77 in the Big Band of Buddy Rich and 1978 with Horace Silver and Stan Getz .

From 1980 to 1985 he was an accompanist for Tony Bennett ; In 1986 recordings were made with Stephane Grappelli and Chet Baker ( Cool Cat ). In the late 1980s he worked on Broadway shows and various classical orchestras; In 1990 he worked on Roland Hanna's album Double Exposure . After 1991 he led his own formation with which he recorded his debut album My Own Words for the Cymekob label in 1993 and played again with Grappelli and Hanna in the mid-1990s. Burr has also recorded and performed with Dorothy Donegan , Barbara Cook , Hank Jones , the Brecker Brothers , Jim McNeely, Jack Wilkins and the Count Basie Orchestra . He also appears as a member of Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio .

Jon Burr's compositions have been played and recorded by Chet Baker, Lou Donaldson , Mel Lewis and Barry Miles , among others . The bassist says he is influenced by Ron Carter , Richard Davis and Paul Chambers . He has presented several educational publications such as the book The Untold Secret to Melodic Bass .


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