6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 advance ticket sales $18 pp music charge at door $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Burr Johnson: Guitar
Thierry Arpino: Drums
Dan Asher: Bass
Burr Johnson is an innovative guitarist whose powerful technique and artistic diversity have won wide recognition nationally and internationally among both Jazz and Rock audiences. His dazzling repertoire is spiced liberally with flavors of jazz, rock, and blues.
Johnson has toured nationally with Jazz organist Jack McDuff, and can be heard with McDuff on radio broadcasts. He has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and with legendary artists Ray Charles, B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Spyro Gyra and Rick Derranger. The Burr Johnson Band, who has perfomed at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival two years in a row, is currently touring the United States and Germany. Mr Johnson recently performed alongside B.B. King in Montreux, and then went on to headline the Manchester Jazz festival.
Burr Johnson completed a music video for Terratech in Germany. He has worked with Lauryn Hill, Pat Metheny, and Jeff Berlin, records freequently in New York City, and has performed with Spyro Gyra. He appeard in the major motion picture, ?Beat Street,?and has done many national television commercials for QVC. Mr Johnson has developed, with David Lee, a new signature ?Burr Johnson model? Hagstrom guitar which will be available in the summer of 2009. He has won honors in several jazz competitions and recently completed a series of performances in the Caribbean. He holds frequent guitar clinics to demonstrate the Axon guitar synthesizer that he helped to develop. Johnson has performed annually since 1996 at the Inter-national NAMM show in Los Angeles, the Music Meese show in Germany, and has been featured on CNN. Fresh from performances in Frankfurt, Germany, Johnson is currently promoting his new compact disc, “What It Is” (Lexicon Records).