Jazz Concerts and Shows

Michael Leonhart Orchestra
Tue, May 14

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One night only at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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Michael Leonhart – conductor, trumpet
Philip Dizack, Jordan McLean, Billy Aukstik, Carter Yasutake – trumpet
Frank Cohen – trombone
Reggie Chapman – bass trombone
Dave Pietro – tenor saxophone
Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon
Pauline Kim – violin
Emily Hope Price – cello
Robbie Mangano – guitar
Ron Oswanski – accordion
Kevin Raczka – drums
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker – percussion
Daniel Freedman – percussion
With Special Guest
Nels Cline – guitar

Jazz Standard welcomes the electrifying Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO) back to our bandstand for its sixth consecutive monthly appearance! This genre–crossing 15th–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 both Leonhart’s original compositions and his 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) Tonight, the MLO welcomes a very special guest: Guitarist Nels Cline, of Wilco renown and an acclaimed Blue Note recording artist whose double CD Lovers was one of 2018’s best records in any genre.