Jazz Concerts and Shows

Michael Leonhart Orchestra
Tue, Mar 12

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One night only at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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Michael Leonhart– leader, trumpet
Philip Dizack, Dave Guy, Carter Yasutake, Jordan McClean – trumpet
Ray Mayson – trombone
John Ellis – tenor saxophone
Ian Hendrickson-Smith – tenor saxophone, flute
Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon
Nathan Koci – accordion
Robbie Mangano – guitar
Danton Boller – bass
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker – percussion

The thrilling dynamism of the Michael Leonhart Orchestra will be here for a fourth consecutive month at Jazz Standard when the MLO returns for this special one–night stand. Steely Dan, Bruno Mars, Meryl Streep, and Ringo Starr are just a few of the many art­ists who’ve sought out Michael Leonhart for his ex­ceptional skills as a composer, arranger, producer, and instrumentalist. But the MLO is the project closest to his heart, and its spectacular butterfly–inspired concept album, The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) captured all the power and beauty of this 21–piece band. The Orchestra includes members of the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Dap–Kings, Menahan Street Band, and Antibalas. “Michael Leonhart’s The Painted Lady Suite is a testament to his glorious, unbridled ambition…Song titles like ‘The Experimental Forest, North Dakota,’ ‘The Arctic Circle’ and ‘1500 Feet Above The Sahara (Night)’ illustrate the depth of Leonhart’s research into the butterflies’ migration, while also nodding to the enormous scope of his sonic palette.” (Bobby Reed, DownBeat “Editors Picks,” August 2018)