Jazz Concerts and Shows

Michael Leonhart Orchestra
Tue, Aug 13

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One night only at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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Michael Leonhart – conductor, trumpet
Dave Guy, Scott Wendholt, Jordan McLean, Carter Yasutake – trumpet
Ray Mason – trombone
Jeff Nelson – bass trombone
Sam Sadigursky, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Jason Marshall – saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon
Pauline Kim – violin
Emily Hope Price – cello
Robbie Mangano – guitar
Nathan Koci – accordion
Joe Martin – bass
E.J. Strickland – drums
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker – percussion
Daniel Freedman – percussion

For its ninth consecutive monthly appearance on our stage, Jazz Standard hails the return of the electrify­ing Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO). Tonight’s program is “The Blue Note Records Suite Part 2” featuring the compositions of Kenny Dorham, Eric Dolphy, John Scofield, Bobby Hutcherson, and others. 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 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)



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