Jon Burr and John Hart. Photograph by Elliott Glick of the Starving Artist Cafe

In New Jersey, the Houlihan’s Restaurant chain has the right idea — at least in two places — of adding first-rate live jazz on Thursday nights to their food and drink menu.  The Houlihan’s in Hasbrouck Heights has been featuring Warren Vaché and his trio.

Now, the Jon Burr trio will be appearing every Thursday night at the Houlihan’s in Ramsey, New Jersey — from 7-10 PM.    Houlihan’s is on 706 State Route 17,  Ramsey, New Jersey 07446:  (201) 934-7222.  The basic personnel will be Jon, string bass (you’ve heard and seen him here as a sterling member of the EarRegulars — my most recent Burr-capture was last Sunday’s YOUNG AT HEART posting — see Jon swing out here.

Jon will be joined by trumpeter Tim Ouimette; guitarist John Hart (who will occasionally give up his seat to Howard Alden.

Sounds good to me!

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