Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jay Leonhart Concert Window Feb. 25, Live from West End Avenue#2

Jay Leonhart is one of my favorite bassists (as showcased in albums by Gerry Mulligan, Don Sebesky, Joe Beck, Mel Tormé, Louie Bellson, Morgana King, Gerry Niweood, James Taylor, Bette Midler, Eddie Higgins, Lee Konitz, Queen Latifah, the list goes on and on), an excellent singer/songwriter and one of the best "jazz entertainers" of all time. I love his solo albums, specially the "Salamander Pie" CD, recorded in 1983 for Tom Jung's memorable DMP label, and was fortunate to attend several of his apperances at the Blue Note NY brunch. As a composer, he belongs to the same galaxy of Dave Frishberg, something that means a lot! Not to mention that he is the father of the great jazz chanteuse Carolyn Leonhart.

Well... Jay will be doing the second concert of his Concert Window series on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 PM. He will perform his own songs, including some new works you have not heard.

Jay Leonhart is constantly writing poems and songs about what he sees, what he thinks he saw, or what he knows he didn't see. No matter. These songs will be full of imagination from this heralded jazz songwriter. And his bass playing is worth the price of the ticket, which can be free if you so choose!

Tune in and chat with Jay as the show progresses and watch him try to answer chats and remember his lyrics at the same time. It's fun and very musical. Don't miss it!

Wednesday Feb. 25 at 7:30 PM--Jay Leonhart Live from West End Avenue. Just go here:

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