Jazz Concerts and Shows

Michael Leonhart Orchestra
Tue, Jul 16

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One night only at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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Michael Leonhart – trumpet, conductor
Philip Dizack, Billy Aukstik, Carter Yasutake, Jordan McLean – trumpets
Ray Mason – trombone
Jeff Nelson – bass trombone
John Ellis, Sam Sadigurksy – tenor saxophone
Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone
Sarah Schoenbeck – bassoon
Luke O’Malley – guitar
Victor Axelrod – organ
Joe Martin – bass
Kevin Raczka – drums
Elizabeth Pupo Walker – percussion
Daniel Freedman – percussion

The excitement is mounting as the electrifying Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO) prepares to return to our bandstand for an eighth consecutive monthly appearance! This genre–crossing 15–piece ensemble features players from such “name” aggregations as the Dap–Kings, the Mingus Big Band, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and the “Tonight Show” band (The Roots), performing trumpeter Leonhart’s bril­liantly imaginative compositions alongside arrangements of songs by Wu–Tang, Duke Ellington, and more. “I realized a long time ago that it’s not even about the music you play, it’s the spirit with which you approach it. To me that breaks down the bar­rier between pop, rock, funk, jazz, classical, abstract, musique concrète— it’s all expression.” (Michael Leonhart)