Great American Gershwin tunes are performed by The David Leonhardt Jazz Group, featuring vocalist Nancy Reed on February 7, 2016

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents a jazz concert for all to enjoy: the David Leonhardt Jazz Group: the Gershwin Concert, featuring vocalist Nancy Reed, February 7 at 3 PM

 

The David Leonhardt Trio. Devon JohnAudiences will be treated to timeless Gershwin melodies including “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Summertime,” and many more, as internationally known jazz pianist Leonhardt leads his group into spirited improvisations and a smooth rhythms that will appeal to all music lovers.

The performance is at 3 PM on February 7, 2016 at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling the box office: 610.622.1189 or by visiting www.udpac.org.

“Audience members who delight in the pure joy of live music will walk away from this concert extremely satisfied,” says Executive Director of Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, Harry Dietzler. “We added this show to our 2015-2016 season because the members of the David Leonhardt Jazz Group are excellent musicians who give the audience 110% of their talent and fine musicianship. Their live collaboration is a thrill to experience.”

Jazz pianist and composer David Leonhardt is a highly skilled and versatile artist. His forty-five years of professional experience has included recordings, T.V. and radio, concerts and festivals, nightclubs and stage shows. He has appeared internationally throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East with some of the biggest names in jazz. He leads his own concert ensemble The David Leonhardt Jazz Group and is the founder and president of Big Bang Records with twenty-five CDs as a leader. Mr. Leonhardt is on the roster of The Pennsylvania Arts On Tour and gives educational clinics worldwide.

MJW_6271Jazz singer Nancy Reed cites Sarah Vaughan and Shirley Horn as major influences and her voice is defined by its lovely tone and excellent pitch. Over the years Ms. Reed has performed at jazz festivals and concerts with such luminaries as Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, and David “Fathead” Newman.

“Audience members who delight in the pure joy of live music will walk away from this concert extremely satisfied,” says Executive Director of Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, Harry Dietzler. “We added this show to our 2015-2016 season because the members of the David Leonhardt Jazz Group are excellent musicians who give the audience 110% of their talent and fine musicianship. Their live collaboration is a thrill to experience.”

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina

610.506.1355 • lauren.stevenson@verizon.net

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