All above show times are correct when listed, but cancellations can and do occur. You may want to call/e-mail ahead to confirm the performance.
Saturday, July 16th at 2 PM, "The music of Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna) outside at the historical Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island NY 718-442-1608. Bring a lawn chair
Alex Leonard will perform the music of this remarkable composer in connection with the stories and background of the legendary artists, Italian and those Americans of Italian decent, who made the tunes famous.
Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna), a composer of Italian descent, was a major contributor to the Great American Songbook. His music has been recorded by superstars such as Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Johnny Guarnieri, Carol Lawrence, Jill Corey,Jerry Vale, Carlo Buti, Connie Francis, Johnny Maestro, Russ Colombo and many others.
Three of Warren's songs won Academy Awards, twenty-three hit #1 on the charts and his melodies can be heard in more movies than any other composer.
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A Tribute to Gentleman John Bunch
"The Fred Astaire of the Piano"
Sunday, October 9th at 7:30 PM
Alex will be joining vocalist David Vernon at Don't Tell Mama in New York for a reprise presentation of "Broadway, My Way".
Jacob Storms sings the songs of the Mills Brothers
Alex Leonard at the piano
Sunday, Nov 27th at 4 PM at The Metropolitan Room
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"Love For Sale" Pop Music in America by David Hajdu
"In Love for Sale, David Hajdu—one of the most respected critics and music historians of our time—draws on a lifetime of listening, playing, and writing about music to show how pop has done much more than peddle fantasies of love and sex to teenagers..."
Join David Hajdu, Karen Oberlin and Alex Leonard
The American Popular Song Society
Saturday, November 12th
in concert/lecture celebrating the release of the new book!
322 West 48th Street, NYC
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Live broadcast Nov 6th
Alex Leonard, Jay Leonhart and Al Gafa
L-O-V-E: A Celebration of Nat King Cole
Wednesday January 18th at 7:30 PM
Pangea Restaurant and Bar
178 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $20 online/$25 at the door (click on photos above for ticket link
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Various Past Engagements...
Broadway World writes... "LOVE: A Celebration of Nat King Cole has comfortable charm, leaving spirits lifted"
Jay Leonhart, Alex Leonard, Al Gafa
Jazz at The Deer Head Inn
Sunday April 23rd
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Located in historic Delaware Water Gap, great food, jazz and ambience have made the Deer Head Inn a Mecca for jazz artists and devoted fans since the end of WWII.
Ari Silverstein of NYCJazzTour.com presents
"Broadway, My Way"
with David Vernon
Alex will be joining Bistro Award winner vocalist David Vernon at Pangea in New York for a reprise presentation of "Broadway, My Way".
“David Vernon is a remarkably unique talent whose stage presence is so riveting, it is virtually impossible to take your eyes off of him.” - Ron Forman - Cabaret Scenes
"I was taken by Vernon's distinctive voice, If it were not such a cliché, I would say he casts a spell." - Roy Sander - Backstage
Saturday April 15th at 7PM
Appearing with Dame Madelyn at The Metropolitan Room
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Alex will be appearing along with Jacob Storms and David Vernon in the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts in Manhattan May 26th 2017
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Who was the Brooklyn native who was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame? Salvatore Antonio Guaragna a.k.a. Harry Warren was the man. Come learn about this local legend and listen to a live performance of his most memorable tunes, such as I Only Have Eyes For You, Lullaby of Broadway, Chattanooga Choo Choo and That's Amore.
Performed by Alex Leonard at the piano. In association with the American Italian Cultural Roundtable and the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. This event is only open to Members of Casa Italiana and of the American Italian Cultural Roundtable.
Refreshments to follow the program.
May 18th, 6:30 PM
24 W. 12th St, NYC
Wednesday July 19th, a night of "Cabaret and Comedy" at the legendary Dangerfields in New York hosted by New Apple Productions along with Alex Leonard, David Vernon, Sandy Jordan, Anna Maria Villa, Issac Raz, Keisha St. John, Chuck Benz, Diana Navarro, Rob Shapiro, Mike Keegan and Christopher Carley. Doors open at 8PM, $20 cover/2 item minimum, located on 1st Ave at 61st Street, NYC.
Peggy Lee to Jacques Brel and everything in between next Wednesday July 26th 7:30pm at Pangea (178 2nd Ave b/w 11th & 12th Streets). $15 online (or $20 at the door, cash only) + $20 food & or beverage minimum. Dinner/Cocktail service begins at 6:30pm. Go to www.pangeanyc.com or call 212 995 0900
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July 26th at 7:30
Aug. 19th Midland Beach "Back to the Beach" on Staten Island
Sept. 16th at the Middletown Arts Center, NJ 732-706-4100
Sept. 22nd Figli di San Gennaro in Little Italy, Manhattan
Metropolitan Room Marathon
Last performance at the club's 34 West 22nd St. location
September 24 2017 at 10 PM
Alex Leonard - David Vernon - Jacob Storms
Performing in the Jazz Eclectic Concert Series
The Smith Center in Las Vegas
October 17th at 7 PM
Festa Italiana at the Mount
Saturday October 7th
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Alex leonard will be presenting the music of Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna), a composer of Italian descent. He was a major contributor to the Great American Songbook. Three of his songs won Academy Awards, twenty-three hit #1 on the charts and his melodies can be heard in more movies than any other composer. His music has been recorded by superstars such as Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Jerry Vale, Connie Francis, Carol Lawrence, Russ Columbo, Carlo Buti, Perry Como, Johnny Maestro and many others. This performance presents the music of this remarkable composer in connection with the stories and background of the legendary artists who made the tunes famous.
Saint Peter's Church
Lexington Ave and 54th Street, NYC
Alex will be performing in the
Midday Jazz Yuletide Celebration
hosted by Ronny Whyte
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Calling All Children (and grown-ups too!)
Sunday, January 7,
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum La Befana Children's Party. Storytelling, music, games, face painting and more. Free for children under 10. Please call the museum for reservations: 718-442-1608
420 Tompkins Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305
La Befana 4th Annual Children's Party
Performing solo piano in the dining room of
December 23rd and December 29th 7PM
34th Street and the East River in Manhattan
Alex will be performing seasonal Italian tunes
Wednesday, January 17th 6PM
with bassist David Kingsnorth
977 Victory Blvd, SI, NY
Performing at The Knickerbocker
with bassist Jay Leonhart and guitarist A Gafa
Friday and Saturday May 25th and 26th
33 University Place, NYC
Returning to the Smith Center in Las Vegas on March 27th with Vol. 2 of the "Jazz Eclectic Concert Series" with Dame Madelyn, Niles Thomas and Bijon Watson. The evening will feature Grammy nominee John Beasley's MONK'estra...
"Colonna Sonora" Film Music - Italian Style
Movies have musical soundtracks or “colonna sonora”. This music, whether helping create a mood or emerging as a hit record, often stays in our mind to become the very soundtrack of our lives.
The Italian influence can be found in Hollywood's Golden Age of the movie musical as well in post-war Rome where “Cinecitta” (also know as the “Hollywood on the Tiber”) produced masterpieces such as Fellini's “La Dolce Vita” and “8 ½.”
Composers such as Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Henry Mancini and Harry Warren produced outstanding instrumental melodies for the cinema which have been performed by legendary stars like Sofia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Vic Damone and Dean Martin.
Alex returns to Las Vegas with Jazz Eclectic at the Smith Center July 27th
The Elegants #1 Hit Record "Little Star"
May 4th Staten Island Hilton
May 11th Mahopac, NY
June 12th Elmsford Dinner Theatre
August 11th Staten Island, Midland Beach
September 3rd Richmondtown Fair, NYC
September 21st San Gennaro, Little Italy NYC
September 28th Wildwood, New Jersey
October 26th East Hanover, NJ
November 23rd Philadelphia, PA
June 19th 7PM, NOMAD 78 2nd Ave, NYC
In celebration of Italian History Month Alex will be performing his tribute to Harry Warren for the American Popular Song Society in Manhattan on Saturday October 13th...
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Alex will be performing with vocalist Nikolas Mastrangelo in "Nik at Nite" at The Tuscany in Las Vegas 255 E.Flamingo Road on Sundays July 22nd and 29th
Alex will be performing in the Tribute to George Gershwin on September 26th (Gershwin's Birthday) at Midday Jazz at St. Peter's Church on Lexington Ave in Manhattan.
Returning for a night of music with vocalist David Vernon to NOMAD, 72 2nd Ave in NYC on Sunday, October 21 from 7-10 PM.
Performing at Parnell's (53rd Street and First Ave in Manhattan) along with vocalist David Vernon on Saturday December 29th starting at 8 PM
L-O-V-E: Centennial Birthday Celebration of Nat King Cole with Alex Leonard, Al Gafa and Jay Leonhart
Midday Jazz hosted by Ronny Whyte at Saint Peter's Church, Lexington at 54th Street, NYC. Wednesday February 13 at 1pm
Nat King Cole, one of the most identifiable voices in American popular music was also one of jazz's finest pianists. His unique sound and remarkable sense of swing led him to be a major influence and inspiration. Having sold 50 million records in his lifetime the Capitol Records building in Hollywood is still referred to today as, "The House that Nat Built". Despite his stardom in music and television he often encountered a world of prejudice. Despite such personal and professional challenges he projected enormous dignity with the power of his talent, grace and gentle demeanor.
L-O-V-E: Celebrating Nat Cole 100th Birthday
David Vernon and Alex Leonard will be appearing in concert at Salon 33 in Princeton, New Jersey on Friday, February 15th Please message for details.
Alex will be performing at The Knickerbocker
with bassist Jay Leonhart and guitarist Al Gafa
Friday and Saturday March 1st and 2nd. 33 University Place, NYC
Carnegie Recital Hall, May 21st, celebrating Jerome Kern