Jay Leonhart is a noted jazz bassist and songwriter. He has performed with Judy Garland, Carly Simon, Bucky Pizzarelli, Blossom Dearie, Lee Konitz, Gary Burton, Sting, and Frank Sinatra, among many others. Leonhart is noted for his album recordings, loved by fans worldwide, described as clever original music and songwriting often laced with dry humor.
Tomoko Ohno, born in Tokyo, began piano studies at the age of 4. As a teenager, she began playing professionally in the Tokyo area jazz scene. After graduating from Rikkyo University in Law and Politics, Miss Ohno entered the Jazz Studies Program at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she studied with Harold Mabern and Rufus Reid. During this time she had the opportunity to perform with such artists as Jerome Richardson, Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson and Joe Henderson. A recipient of the Student Award of Outstanding Performance and a member of the Dean's List, Miss Ohno graduated with a B.A. in Jazz Studies.
Avi Rothbard is a NYC-based, Israeli-born jazz guitarist who works as an unaccompanied soloist. But he also leads his own jazz trio, and co-leads the Uptown Quartet with Wayne Escoffery. His guitar style displays an outstanding technique and a broad knowledge of jazz, funk, world music, Latin and R&B repertoire.
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