Burr Johnson is an innovative guitarist whose powerful technique and artistic diversity have won wide recognition around the world. 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, Pat Metheny, Lauren Hill, Jeff Berlin, and Rick Derringer. The Burr Johnson Band, who has performed at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival two years in a row, is currently touring the U.S. and Germany. Burr recently performed alongside B.B. King in Montreux and then went on to headline the Manchester Jazz Festival. In addition, he has won honors in several jazz competitions.
Burr recently collaborated with Hagstrom Guitar to create the Burr Johnson signature model. He has been demonstrating the Fishman TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller at both NAMM and Musikmesse and continually draws audiences with his amazing virtuosity, technical prowess, musicality, and sharp wit.