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
Broadway World writes... "LOVE: A Celebration of Nat King Cole has comfortable charm, leaving spirits lifted"
Jay Leonhart, Alex Leonard, Al Gafa
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