Jazz Concerts and Shows

Michael Leonhart Orchestra
Tue, Jan 15

24facebook lighttest16403
One night only at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Tickets and information

Michael Leonhart – leader
Philip Dizack, Dave Guy, Jordan Maclean, Carter Yasutake – trumpets
Ray Mason – trombone
John Ellis – tenor saxophone
Ian Hendrickson–Smith – tenor saxophone & flute
Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone
Sarah Schoenbeck – bassoon
Pauling Kim – violin
Christine Kim – cello
Ron Oswanski – accordion
Robbie Mangano, Al Street – guitar
Joe Martin – bass
Kevin Raczka – drums
Elizabeth Pupo Walker – percussion

Steely Dan…Bruno Mars…Meryl Streep…Ringo Starr…Karrin Allyson…These are just a few of the art­ists who’ve sought out Michael Leonhart for his exceptional skills as a composer, arranger, producer, and instrumentalist. But the project closest to his heart is the Michael Leonhart Orchestra, whose spectacular debut album The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside, 2018) captured the power and beauty of this 21–piece band. The MLO includes members of the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Dap–Kings, Menahan Street Band, and Antibalas. “A testament to his glorious, unbridled ambi­tion…Leonhart eschews easily digestible melodies in service of something quite complex and mysterious; this is music befitting its intriguing inspiration.” (Bobby Reed, review of The Painted Lady Suite– DownBeat, August 2018)