Little Bit More: The Songs of Bob Levy & Jon Burr
Bob Levy, Jon Burr and Lynn Stein's fortuitous meeting at The Iguana Lounge in New York City in 2010 at an appearance of the duo Jon & Lynn led to an exciting collaboration that became "A LITTLE BIT MORE." Jon & Lynn's unique style and arrangements express the essence of the Great American Songbook and contemporary jazz, combining the distinctive sound of the upright bass and voice into a mesmerizing combo. Composer Jon Burr, an acoustic bass virtuoso, has worked with Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Stephane Grappelli, Barbara Cook and others. Artist/curator Lynn Stein is the Artistic Director for the Rockland Center for the Arts, returning to her musical roots as a vocalist. Her sultry, smoky interpretations have a playful way with a lyric. Lynn shines on every track on this diverse collection of original contemporary jazz songs. The first Jon & Lynn CD was released in 2010 on the jbQ Media label: "Jon & Lynn," jbQ 208. "The Giant Cicada EP," an exciting new sound with strings and percussion will be released in 2011. The duo has been recording and performing for the last two years to strong reviews and the delight of their audience. Bob Levy is an award-winning lyricist and songwriter. He has collaborated with many talented composers over the years including Boston's Harriet Goldberg and Krisanthi Pappas, who have songs represented on this CD. His most recent prolific collaboration with multi-talented New York composer/arranger/producer Jon Burr represents eleven of the sixteen tracks on this exciting project. Bob's debut CD, "Out In the Cold - New Jazz Standards", was released in 2006 and his second CD, "Me + My Best Friends" was released in 2008. Both CD collections on the SRM label featured vocals by Perry Danos and Dane Vannatter. Bob's third CD, "Off His High Horse" was released in 2009 and features vocals by Jamey Whiting. In 2007 "A Musical Celebration - Introducing The Songs Of Bob Levy", a highly acclaimed showcase of Bob's jazz songs was presented at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. The same year ASCAP selected his song "Paris Without You" for their Emerging Jazz Writers broadcast series. In 2008 his songs were performed at the New York Sheet Music Society and in 2009 Bob was a featured songwriter at the Cabaret Songwriters Showcase held at The Center for the Arts in Boston. His songs have also been featured on network television programs such as Saving Grace, The Glades and Greek as well as in major films like You Again starring Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis and Victor Garber. Bob's songs have been performed and recorded around the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Greece and Japan. Songs from Bob's Jazz CD's have been featured on Buenos Aires, Argentina's FM Jazz Radio, Ruiz 91.7, as well as various jazz stations in the US. Lynn Stein: Vocals. Jon Burr: Bass, John Hart: Guitar, Matt Ray & Tardo Hammer: Piano. Warren Vaché: Cornet.