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Jay Leonhart Trio

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Swing with The Jay Leonhart Trio at Birdland on December 11 at 5:30pm!

Jay Leonhart is surely one of a kind—an award winning bassist, a “Most Valuable Player” in the recording industry, and a world recognized composer, singer and songwriter. Jay has performed and recorded with most of the jazz and pop greats of the last fifty years, and now as his 81st birthday approaches, we find he has a lot to share through his songs.

His performances these days are primarily with his dynamic and nuanced trio that consists of the ebullient Tomoko Ohno on piano and the very creative Vito Lesczak on the drums. And Jay himself plays the bass as he has for the last 67 years!

Jay Leonhart’s songs have been compared to the works of Dave Frishberg, Mose Allison, and Bob Dorough and his bass playing contains the distinct flavor of his friend and mentor, Ray Brown.

The Jay Leonhart Trio can be found all over the US these days, with big hopes of getting out to the rest of the world soon again.

And the trio swings. Hard!


December 11
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Birdland Jazz Club
315 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10036 US
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