David Leonhardt Jazz Group: A Winter Holiday Jazz Concert
Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 pm
Celebrate the season and join us for an evening of holiday jazz!
The David Leonhardt Jazz Group has been praised for their masterful performance of mainstream music and modern jazz. Performing both standards and originals, the group has been critically acclaimed, and has found success performing across the area. Dave Leonhardt has been performing for over thirty years, appearing all over the world with his virtuosic and intelligent piano playing and compositional skills.
Holiday classics with a jazz beat, this swinging take on seasonal favorites is getting raves from audiences and critics alike. You will never think of the holidays the same again after hearing this exciting improvisational jazz program using the music we all know in an imaginative and entertaining presentation. Playing selections from their CD "I'll Be Home For Christmas" This internationally acclaimed jazz group will have fingers snapping and toes tapping as they present a winter concert of cool jazz and hot rhythms.
“When the holiday season rolls around I am always happy to play these melodies from my childhood. Improvisations based on such familiar songs open up a world of possibilities for us. These songs and arrangements are audience favorites we play in our Christmas CD “I”ll Be Home For Christmas” where we tried to achieve both the spirit of Christmas and the excitement of a live jazz performance." David Leonhardt
What The Critics say about David Leonhardt’s CD “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
“The former David "Fathead" Newman Quintet pianist David Leonhardt and his swinging friends, perform X-Mas evergreens with an engaging spirit and an abundance of musical intelligence. The makeover of "We Three Kings" is particularly fresh, and the dramatic focus on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is as impressive as a prize ornament on the tree.” ~ Frank-John Hadley, DownBeat Magazine
“If you could rate CD reviews by kisses, I would have my lip marks all over this disc. David Leonhardt has created something special for us” ~ George W. Carroll, The Musicians' Ombudsman-
Jazz aficionados will flip for the David Leonhardt Jazz Group's "I'll Be Home for Christmas." It's a classic! ~ Carol Swanson, Christmas Reviews.com