This is a repeating eventmarch 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Carolyn Leonhart has said that she does not consider herself a jazz singer, but rather just as a singer, and she has performed with ensembles covering a wide range of
Carolyn Leonhart has said that she does not consider herself a jazz singer, but rather just as a singer, and she has performed with ensembles covering a wide range of musical styles. She was deeply influenced by her father and by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan. She says that other influences include Wayne Shorter, Woody Shaw, Ahmad Jamal, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
She attended the University of Rochester, obtaining a degree in Comparative Religion. Leonhart returned to New York and in 1994 began singing in jazz clubs. That year she competed in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition, coming third. In 2000, Leonhart released the album, Steal The Moon, a collaborative project with pianist and composer Rob Bargad. Since then, she began performing regularly with her own group at the Smoke Jazz Club in New York City, at Steamers and The Vic in California, and at other clubs on the east coast. She also performs regularly and tours with Steely Dan.
Tickets are $30
Palace Theater100 East Main Street Waterbury, CT 06702The Palace Theater is located in the center of the state of Connecticut, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury – 35 miles from each state border and conveniently located off I-84 and Route 8. The Palace Theater is a culture and tourist attraction as a historic venue recently renovated as part of a $200 million economic redevelopment project for the City of Waterbury and the State of Connecticut. Through the generosity of the State of Connecticut and $35 million dollars, the doors of the Palace Theater opened once again to the public on November 12, 2004. All of the grandeur, originally designed by period architect Thomas Lamb, is what is described as a Renaissance Revival style, featuring an eclectic mix of Greek, Roman, Arabic and Federal motifs. Boasting grand lobby spaces and ornate dome ceilings, the Palace Theater provides a palatial setting fit for a king – but intended for the people of Waterbury.