Featured Website: Jan Leder
Jan Leder is a born-and-raised New Yorker. After six years of piano and six years of classical flute study, she discovered her love for improvisation. She studied for three years with the late pianist Lennie Tristano and then continued her jazz studies with pianist Connie Crothers for over ten years. A self-styled course of study in jazz history at SUNY Purchase led to her compilation of the first comprehensive history of women in jazz entitled Women in Jazz: A Discography of Instrumentalists (Greenwood Press 1985). Ms. Leder has also enjoyed teaching jazz improvisation.
In 1999 Jan recorded Nonchalant (A-Records), a collection of mostly original melodies. The title tune was aired on CBS' "Guiding Light" in December 1999. In February 1997 Monad Records released her first CD, Passage To Freedom, which she also produced, and which features two original tunes; the title tune as well as "Lullaby for Jayda." Both CDs have received excellent reviews.
Ms. Leder leads her own jazz ensembles in the New York City area, appearing at nightclubs, festivals, cultural functions and other public and private engagements. Her repertoire includes bebop, swing, blues, bossa nova and her own unique jazz compositions. In July 2003 her group performed at the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival as the opening act for jazz greats Sonny Fortune and Chuck Loeb. In 2001 she was a featured performer at the Coleman Hawkins Neighborhood Festival in Topeka, KS.
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Official Website: http://www.janleder.info
Tony Adamo to be Featured on Allaboutjazz and Radio KUNV
Vocal hip spoken word artist Tony Adamo's song "Listen Here Listen Up" will be featured on the Steve Edwards Soul Radio Show (KUNV) this Saturday the 29th from 7:00am to 10:am. Allaboutjazz will also dig Adamo's "Listen Here Listen Up" as a featured song as a MP3 download on 11-29-14.
(Nov 27, 2014 - 23:12:08) [read more]
KCC Productions presents Leon Foster Thomas at MOCA
Friday November 28 at 8 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street, North Miami
Featuring Leon Foster Thomas, pans; Jonathan Joseph, drums; Kurt Hengstebeck, bass; Allan Paul, piano; Special Guest Jean Caze, trumpet.
Having performed for audiences worldwide, Leon Foster Thomas ...
(Nov 27, 2014 - 09:44:15) [read more]
2015 NYC Winter Jazzfest Announces Line-Up Additions + More
Alfredo Rodríguez Trio
Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
Amina Claudine Myers Trio
Andrew D'Angelo's Sounds Like Fun
Arturo O'Farrill's "Boss Level” Septet
The Campbell Brothers - A Sacred Steel Love Supreme
(Nov 25, 2014 - 15:25:34) [read more]
Director of Education Judy Shafer to retire from Jazz Arts Group after 22 years of service
Columbus, OH – The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) announces the retirement of Director of Education Judy Shafer from JAG after 22 years of dedicated service with the organization, effective December 31, 2014. She will continue to serve as an independent consultant for arts organizations across ...
(Nov 25, 2014 - 12:13:17) [read more]
Linda's Jazz Nights Presents The Joe Farnsworth Quartet
Eric Alexander (sax)
Harold Mabern (piano)
John Webber (bass)
Joe Farnsworth (drums)
Wednesday, December 3rd
Linda’s Jazz Nights
at An Beal Bocht Café
445 W. 238th Street, Bronx, NY 10463
(10 min. walk from the 238th Street stop on the 1 train)
8:00 p.m. ...
(Nov 25, 2014 - 09:35:53) [read more]
Tickets for Newport Jazz Festival Friday at Fort Adams Go On Sale Tomorrow, 11/25, 10a
Friday at Fort Adams Returns to
2015 Newport Jazz Festival® on July 31
with Snarky Puppy, Kneebody and
Other Emerging Artists and New Works
Tickets for Friday at Fort Adams State Park
Go On Sale Tuesday, November 25, 10:00 am
NEWPORT, RI, November 24, 2014 – The Newport Jazz ...
(Nov 24, 2014 - 17:16:35) [read more]