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Leonisa Ardizzone: A Constellation in the East

Read "Leonisa Ardizzone: A Constellation in the East" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

"For unto whomsoever much is given, of her shall be much required..."

Renaissance men and women still exist. For example, the intrepid Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone is the executive director of The Salvadore Center, a non-profit educational organization centered in New York city dedicated to educating young students and their teachers about architecture, structural engineering and urban design. In addition to her scholarly and philanthropic pursuits, Ardizonne is a wife, mother and...jazz musician. That is an embarrassment of riches.

Ardizzone has ...

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The Leonisa Ardizzone Quartet: Afraid of the Heights

Read "Afraid of the Heights" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Vocalist Leonisa Ardizzone shows off a variety of moods and material on this, her debut CD, where she is joined by Chris Jennings (guitar), Bob Sabin (bass) and Justin Hines (drums), operating as a group rather than a vocalist with a backing band. The CD is a collection of standards and original material by both Hines and Jennings. Most of the standards are not the overexposed ones, with the exception of “Nature Boy. The ...

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The Leonisa Ardizzone Quartet: Afraid Of The Heights

Read "Afraid Of The Heights" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

After a listen to this exciting new jazz vocalist's debut, my first thoughts were where did Leonisa Ardizzone come from and where has she been? The New York singer actually has a rather impressive position as the Executive Director of the Salvatore Center, a not-for-profit organization that uses the built environment to instruct teachers and children about architecture, engineering and urban planning.

Although this album is just released, the same group has been performing togther for eight years. ...


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