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Michael Leonhart

Born into a musical family, Michael Leonhart has developed into one of the most imaginative and prolific musicians of his time, sought throughout the music and entertainment world as a trumpeter, composer, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. At age 17, Michael was honored as the youngest Grammy recipient in history, cited as the most outstanding musician in a U.S. high school. That same year ABC World News named him "Person of the Week". He has since gone on to collaborate with artists as diverse as James Brown & Wutang Clan to Meryl Streep & Isaac Mizrahi. As a trumpeter, Michael performed on Mark Ronson’s record breaking smash hit “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars, which won the 2016 Record of the year Grammy and the 2015 BRIT award for British Single of the Year

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Michael Leonhart LIVE From Quarantine

Featuring the music of Michael Leonhart
Duration: 99:00

Grammy winning trumpeter, composer, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, Steely Dan & Mark Ronson collaborator jumps on the LIVE train to keep you sane during quarantine. In this episode Michael plays the music of Brazil.
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Majel Connery, Omer Avital, Nick Cave, Vijay Iyer and More New Releases

Read "Majel Connery, Omer Avital, Nick Cave, Vijay Iyer and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we go through another delicious stash of new and upcoming releases, many of them launched on Bandcamp on 1 May for the 'waived fee' events the website is promoting every first Friday of the month to support musicians in the time of Covid19. The cherry on top? The much anticipated first single, sung by ...

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Livestreaming An Event? Plan It, Promote It And Broadcast It At All About Jazz & Jazz Near You For Maximum Exposure

Looking to raise funds for a cause during COVID-19? Have a new album to promote? If so, your friends at All About Jazz can help. All About Jazz is currently broadcasting select livestream programs as we pivot our platform to present music performances, album release concerts, master classes, interviews, and more. During this transitional period, we're ...

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Michael Leonhart Spins Classic & Rare Blue Note Albums

Featuring the music of Michael Leonhart
Duration: 59:36

Live from Leonhart's Lounge! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and tune in as Michael Leonhart (of Michael Leonhart Orchestra and Steely Dan) “drops the needle" on some classic and rare Blue Note albums. This show first appeared live at All About Jazz on April 21, 2020 at 7:30m ET.
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Grammy Winning Trumpeter, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist, Songwriter Michael Leonhart Spins Classic & Rare Blue Note Albums On April 21st At 7:30pm ET

Grammy Winning Trumpeter, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist, Songwriter Michael Leonhart Spins Classic & Rare Blue Note Albums On April 21st At 7:30pm ET

Live from Leonhart's Lounge! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and tune in as Michael Leonhart (of Michael Leonhart Orchestra and Steely Dan) “drops the needle" on some classic and rare Blue Note albums on April 21, 2020 at 7:30m ET. A virtual listening party As part of their ongoing monthly residency at Jazz Standard, the ...

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Irreversible Entanglements, Goran Kajfes, Soul Gnawa & Other New Releases

Read "Irreversible Entanglements, Goran Kajfes, Soul Gnawa & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week's exploration of new and upcoming releases and releases features projects inspired by music from Benin and the Gnawa tradition of Morocco, hip-hop and electronica, as well as a tribute to Eddie Harris and the socially engaged music of Irreversible Entanglements. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted ...

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Lisa Hoppe, Alexandra Grimal, Miles Okazaki, The Comet Is Coming & Other New Releases

Read "Lisa Hoppe, Alexandra Grimal, Miles Okazaki, The Comet Is Coming & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The second part of this week's show focusing on newly released album features, in particular, large ensembles, electronically infused improvised music and the many recent collaborations of the Brazilian transplant in Paris, guitarist Nelson Veras. For the first part of the show click here Happy listening! Ben Allison ...

Suite Extracts Vol. 1

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Alu Jon Jonki Jon; La Fuga di Derek; Big Bottom/Lonely Woman; Dance of the Maidens at Stonehenge; Built for Comfort; Jazz Odyssey/Lick My Love Pump; Liquid Swords; Da Mystery of Chessboxin; Liquid Chamber; Shimmy Shimmy Ya/Glaciers of Ice; The Ballad of St. Hubbins; Quiet Man Is Dead Man/Opposite People.

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The Baba Orchestra: Marigold

Read "Marigold" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A distanza di due anni dal sorprendente debutto con Another Ride on the Elephant Slide Lauren Elizabeth Baba pubblica un nuovo album con la sua orchestra californiana di 17 elementi, registrato come il precedente in studio. L'incisione presenta una lunga opera ispirata alla storia familiare della bandleader e commissionata dalla Los Angeles Jazz Society.


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