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About Jon Burr

Jon Burr is a composer, arranger, producer, recording engineer, bandleader, bassist, and educator from Yonkers, NY.. and a Finale user since 1996. As owner/operator of Arranger for Hire, he serves music arranging and production customers from around the world. A veteran touring bassist, his performance credits include Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Eartha Kitt, Rita Moreno, The Hot Swing Trio, Stephane Grappelli and many others. Arranging customers have included the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Chilean Astronomy Society, The Milpitas Community Concert Band, The Honey Taps, The Montclair Kimberly Academy’s annual musical, and many others. He writes for and leads his own ensembles, including the Jon Burr Quintet. His arrangements for Swedish YouTube artist Kim Andersson have received over 5 million views on Facebook and YouTube.


  1. Jon, I wanted to thank you once more for the excellent work you did with the waltz. It was wonderful to be able to provide a piece for my daughter’s wedding, and you were a big part of making that possible. Each time I listen my appreciation for the creative touches you added increases. Here’s a (2 min) video of Judy and Matt dancing to the waltz:

  2. David Callender says:

    It’s been a pleasure ( a dream actually) working with you, Jon ! I’ll be keeping you close at hand..

  3. Beyond impressed with the work of Jon Burr, he transcribed / arranged the song I provided, accurately and beautifully, and I am so happy I choose him for the job. I have already hired him for a second job, did so immediately upon completion of the first. So that says it all right there! He is extremely professional and prompt with his email replies, and delivers on deadline. I would 100% recommend him.

  4. Chantal Ratté Plante says:

    Jon did an outstanding job transcribing an old recording of a song into an orchestral piece. I was very impressed with his work. He is very professional, efficient and great to work with. I recommend him highly for any project.

  5. Very astute and conscientious work. I am delighted with his promptness and professional

  6. Wow!!!! outstanding work. Fast, efficient, professional and of the highest quality (and I am very picky). Plan to use Jon again, again for several other works.

    • It was a pleasure adapting your string writing for solo piano! Really interesting composition, a fresh combination of influences. Well worth checking out!

  7. I am a piano teacher who needed an arrangement of a rare piece of music for a student which Jon did fast and accurately. However, the original music was a little too difficult for this particular student so he gave me two versions, the original and a modified version with the left hand simplified which made it easier for the student to play. It was truly excellent, and fast work!

  8. Christian says:

    Jon was awesome and fast, delivered excellent, expert arrangement days ahead of the expected deadline and was very patient with my technical challenges. He seemed to know exactly what I wanted and created the perfect arrangement. I’ll be working with him soon on more arrangements. Look no further, this is the guy! 🙂

  9. Jon went above and beyond to get me a special piece of music on a short deadline. Easy to work with, timely, engaging and kind. Very happy with the result

  10. Thank you Jon, I want to reiterate the positive comments written by others about Jon Burr and his ability to arrange music quickly and accurately. His arrangements are accurate, intuitive and innovative when needed. I have been searching for an arranger I can trust for two years now. I am very relieved after all this time to have found Jon..

    William Allen…

  11. The service was fast and very professional. I’m not a musician, so my ability to explain what I needed was very limited. Jon was patient in working with the material I was able to provide (mainly a YouTube link!) and he wrote the full arrangement of a 3-instrument piece for a full orchestra. This was not minor feat and I am extremely pleased with the result. The conductor in charge of the local orchestra found no problem with the material Jon provided, so there was absolutely no need of revisions.

  12. I’m very pleased with Jon’s transcription service. He created scores for a classic country ballad and a blues standard very quickly and professionally. He’s proficient regardless of the music style. I plan to work with him again in the future.

  13. Cameron Huff says:

    After looking long and hard (and being disappointed numerous times) I found Jon Burr, who actually delivered well beyond what I was hoping for. He us a great resource, talented, yes, but as important, determined to understand his client’s vision and help achieve that.
    I consider our first outing to be just the first of many.

  14. Working with Jon was a great experience, a true professional for all your transcription and arranging needs. I reccommend his website to any musician looking for a excellent work at a affordable price.

  15. i needed someone to do a simple arrangement but i wanted some one to take me seriously. i searched the internet and came to this website. i was not disappointed. Mr Jon BURR did a great job in giving me just what i needed. Professional, honest, helpfulI. Thanks a million guys !!!!!!!!!!!

  16. I had been working with arrangers who didn’t follow through, who got busy with other projects and abandoned mine and who charged more than what they were worth. I googled music arrangers for hire, and low and behold, Jon came into my life.

    He is scoring music for my upcoming musical and his work is fabulous! He gets my vision and works with me when I can’t quite get that vision across. Jon has cranked out 3 superb arrangements in little over a week and continues to work on this project with diligence and professionalism. His easy going style works perfectly for me. He makes sure to stay in contact to let me know what is happening, or if there is a slight delay in the process, and having worked with inconsiderate arrangers, this is major for me.

    I feel like I have finally found someone I can collaborate with for future projects. Jon is a true professional.

    Ronnie Boggess

  17. Meta A Lothman says:

    I found Jon Burr by googling arranger – frustrated with years of people trying to help me score my songs just for my own desires. He was not only personable and interested in my work, but fantastic in his professional arranging at an affordable price – layered for complexity of each project
    I couldn’t be more thrilled. We are beginning
    a series of song scores and I am confident
    In both his talent and his commitment to meet
    my needs.
    Check him out if you’re working on songs
    that could use scoring or another arranger
    He is truly a gem.
    M. Lothman

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