David Leonhardt's new CD Bach to the Blues goes Chartbound at Jazzweek the first week in promotion.
One of David's innovative ideas is to play live jazz at a Yoga studio while students are taking a class, this creative idea is bringing business to the Yoga center and is exposing new fan's to the wonderful offering of delight jazz has to offer.
This is only one of David's innovative ideas, he has also created Jazz For Kids, Bach To The Blues, Gershwin, Jazz For Yoga, Jazz For Dancers all exceptional programs to again draw new listeners to the jazz genre.
You may know that David Leonhardt has 38 years of professional experience with many of the top names in jazz from Benny Carter to Stan Getz. You may not know: he played for twenty five years with David Fathead" Newman recording and arranging 5 CDs ; spent four years as musical director for jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks touring the world; spent twelve years freelancing in New York City, Broadway to the Today Show, jazz clubs to dance halls, Bar Mitzvahs and weddings to cabaret clubs and Lincoln Center, jingles to jazz records; since the 80's has baked up a host legendary master tap dancers and is musical director for The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers; has decades of experiences as a jazz educator in universities, colleges, clinics and workshops with ten years of presenting Jazz For Kids" to literally tens of thousands of children; his first jazz experience was playing piano as a teenager with jazz educator Jamey Aebersold in concerts, clubs and schools in Louisville, KY; his first road experience with a southern rock band touring Dixie age 16; his first professional engagement at the age of 14 in a teenage rock band. As a leader David Leonhardt's 40 years of professional experience includes, recordings, T.V. and radio, concerts and festivals throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East with some of the biggest names in jazz. He has over twenty CDs as a leader and is widely known as a creative improviser and educator.
UPCOMING APPEARANCES: Jan 29 Yoga Nine 6:00 PM 45 s. NY Road (rt.9) Smithville Town Center, Smithville, NJ 08205
Feb 20 Sundari Yoga 823 Ann St Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-350-8413
Coming up: Gigs w/ Jazz legend Houston Person, More Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers, Allentown Symphony Hall, Muhlenberg College, Smoot Theater, Bordentown Concerts, Bucks County, Flushing Town Hall Queens NY. Yoga Nine NJ more!
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