Released July 30th, 2021
June Bisantz

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7 Shades of Snow

June Bisantz

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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

 

June Bisantz

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.

 

Mike Eckroth is an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer from Phoenix, Arizona, particularly known for his work in Latin jazz. He was a member of jazz-rock guitarist John Scofield’s New Quartet from 2010-2012. Currently, he is the co-writer, arranger, and pianist for Cuban and American mambo big band Orquesta Akokán, whose self-titled debut album from Daptone Records was nominated in the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

James Chirillo (Char-ill-o) is an American jazz guitarist, banjoist, composer, arranger, and band leader. From 1977 to 1979, Chirillo performed regularly with singers Marilyn Maye, Vic Damone, Joey Heatherton, Lorna Luft, and pianist Roger Williams. In 1982, he moved to New York City where he studied and performed with Tiny Grimes. From 1985 to 1986, he was a member of Benny Goodman’s last band. He performed with Claude Williams in President Bill Clinton’s inaugural festivities, with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Benny Carter, and with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis.

Brandon Lee was born and raised in Houston, TX. Lee found his love for jazz at 11 and never looked back. At 16, he made his first connection with Wynton Marsalis. From 2009-12, Lee was on the jazz studies faculty as one of the youngest to ever teach at The Juilliard School. In February 2018, Lee was awarded his first Grammy as a sideman on Christian McBride’s big band album, “Bringin’ It”. As a leader, Lee has recorded three albums: “From Within” (2007), “Absolute-Lee” (2010), and his latest, “Common Thread” (2017). He also co-leads a 10-piece group called the Uptown Jazz Tentet (UJT). Lee resides in New York City.

Marc Pfaneuf (Fan-oof) is a New York saxophonist and woodwind doubler. Notable performances with: the L.A. Philharmonic with Quincy Jones, Boston Symphony conducted by James Levine; Boston Pops conducted by John Williams; Aretha Franklin, Clark Terry, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls and Natalie Cole. He plays for Broadway, TV, Motion Pictures and a variety of recording sessions, including Iggy Pop, Deborah Cox, Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga and the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra. He currently lives in Westchester with his wife, cellist, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf.

Alvester Garnett is an American jazz drummer born in Richmond, Virginia, who, among many other productions, has appeared on Great Performances on PBS in a tribute to Kurt Weill. Garnett has played and recorded with Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Regina Carter, Clark Terry, Pharoah Sanders, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Teddy Edwards, James Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Charenee Wade, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Al Grey, Rodney Jones, and Sherman Irby, among others.