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Le Moyne Jazzuits and Ronnie Leigh to Perform Songs of Nat King Cole

On Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., the Le Moyne College Jazzuits will join forces with jazz vocalist Ronnie Leigh to present a tribute to Nat King Cole. The group will perform memorable tunes of Nat King Cole, such as "Too Young," "Pretend," and "Unforgettable." The event will take place at Jazz Central, which is located at 441 East Washington Street in Syracuse N.Y.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for senior, and $5 for students.

Jazz In The City’s founder and artistic director, Ronnie Leigh, has been impressing audiences for years from Syracuse to Seattle, and from New York City to Istanbul, giving the bands he has performed with leadership and a distinctive flare.

This Albany, New York native and five-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winner has recorded with Cabo Frio on Zebra/MCA records; and with Larry Arlotta on Spirit Jazz. Though primarily a jazz interpreter, he has a variety of musical interests and recently released a debut album on Eiffel Records with his own band, Prime Time Funk.

As a frequent performer in resorts, jazz clubs, and concert halls throughout the country, Canada and the Syracuse Jazz Festival, Ronnie Leigh has shared the stage with The Drifters, Pat Metheny, The Yellowjackets, David Benoit, Special EFX, Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn, Tom Scott, Etta Jones and Jon Hendricks, as well as the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.

His television work includes a program in the locally-based PBS series All American Jazz, serving as a host for the Big Broadcast (live from the Landmark Theater) as well as commercials for the New York State Fair, Syracuse Heart of New York, Hometown Hunger Relief Fund, the Sam Dell Group and C.S.E.A. (Civil Service Employees Association).

Call 315-445-4200 for more information and to purchase tickets.

posted on: 10/14/2013