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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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2020's Travel Songs - Part 1

Read "2020's Travel Songs - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In this year of painful confinement music has been a much needed source of solace, with its capacity to take us beyond our times and across space. Here some of the best “travel songs" that we've been digging this year, while planning on taking them on a real road-trip as soon as possible. Happy ...

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[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Part 1

Read "[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

A jazz club is not just a commercial enterprise, or an entertainment spot, it's a cultural hub, a place where ideas are exchanged, styles are tested and then defined, careers are inspired, collaborations get launched or cemented. When a venue like the Jazz Standard closes the loss should not be seen only in terms of a ...

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Rosa Brunello, MLO & Elvis Costello, Mary Halvorson & Robert Wyatt, & More New Releases

Read "Rosa Brunello, MLO & Elvis Costello, Mary Halvorson & Robert Wyatt, & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Elvis Costello with the Michael Leonhart Orchestra, Robert Wyatt with Mary Halvorson's Code Girl, Jesse Harris lending his pen to Camille Bertault or John Zorn and Petra Haden... that why we like blurred lines between genres! And so do Rosa Brunello, Nels Cline, Erik Friedlander with new releases that draw inspiration from a multitude of sources. ...

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Brian Krock: Advocating for True Value in Humanity

Read "Brian Krock: Advocating for True Value in Humanity" reviewed by Leo Sidran

Musician, bandleader-arranger-composer, and YouTuber Brian Krock on the role of critical analysis in music, the “unintended consequences of the capitalist nature of music education," what it means to improvise as a composer, how reading James Joyce influenced his relationship to listening to and writing music and led him to “create artwork that invites people to put ...

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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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