7 Shades of Snow
1 . The Merriest
2. Ring a Merry Bell
3. Hang Them On The Tree
4. 7 Shades of Snow
5. Sorry To See You Go
6. Winter’s Got Spring Up Its Sleeve
Vocalist and visual artist June Bisantz has co-written and produced several collections of original jazz, all of which have received national recognition. She has toured internationally, and performed and recorded with distinguished jazz musicians including Steve Swallow, Mike Stern, Will Lee, Paul Brown, Valery Ponomarev, Lew Soloff & Steve Davis.
Reviews and articles about her work have appeared in People Magazine, USA Today, Downbeat, Jazziz Magazine, Jazz Podium, Germany, JazzRu, Russia, Jazz USA and the New York Times. Bisantz’ critically acclaimed 2019 release, Love’s Tango, co-written with pianist/ composer Alex Nakhimovsky, earned a 2019 Global Music Award for outstanding lyrics and songwriting. 7 Shades of Snow, her current release on Arabesque Records is a collection of distinctive, upbeat holiday/winter songs that combine a cool-jazz vibe with soulful introspection about the complex emotions evoked by the winter holidays.
The Jon Burr Sextet
Jon Burr is an American double bass player and author. He studied double bass at the Berklee College of Music in before attending the University of Illinois. Burr relocated to New York City in 1975, and there played with Steve Grossman, Buddy Rich, Ted Curson, Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Horace Silver, and Stan Getz. He played with Tony Bennett from 1980 to 1985, and recorded with Jon Hendricks in the early 1980s. He performed and toured with Stephane Grappelli from 1986 until the violinist’s death. In 2013 Burr founded the Jon Burr Quintet. Also an arranger and composer, he founded the musical services website Arranger for Hire. His web consulting and media production business jbQ Media has been in existence since 1996.