Search our Calendar of Events

Find The Fun

Everything NYC
Be in the know with City Guide

Event Details

This event has already taken place. View the Latest Events

Michael Leonhart Orchestra

Apr 16 | Tue | 7:30 PM-9:30 PM | $30
View Website

For their once a month residency, Jazz Standard welcomes back to our stage the Michael Leonhart Orchestra – simply one of the most thrilling and accomplished big bands on today's jazz scene. Under the direction of trumpeter/composer Michael Leonhart, the MLO includes expert players from the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Dap–Kings, Menahan Street Band, and Antibalas. "If I can give someone goosebumps, if I can make all the fatigue, anxiety and stuffy reality of the day go away and take people to a place where you're experiencing a higher–level joy…that's an in­credible thing to see. Sometimes when I turn around and I see that the entire audience is moving because they just can't help it, that's an incredible thing. I'm looking at people and they really look 'in the mo­ment.' They're not concerned about what happened earlier or what is going to happen afterwards. That's a great place to be at. Whether that's achieved through melody rhythm, harmony, dissonance, counterpoint, that's secondary. That transcendental kind of thing is what matters." (Michael Leonhart, All About Jazz, 7.16.2018)

Venue: Jazz Standard

116 E. 27th Street Map