Presented by Jazz Alive, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, Jazz Tales is a weekly live-stream concert. Your purchase of a Streaming Pass supports our mission of providing educational support in developing future artists and preserving this great art form through school and community programs.
Hosted by pianist Fred Hughes, each week Fred performs with and interviews guests talking about their careers, musical influences, and interesting tales from their years in the music business.
August 26th Jazz Tales welcomed the artistry of baritone saxophonist, Leigh Pilzer.
Leigh Pilzer is a Washington DC-based saxophonist and arranger. She has led her combo at many of DC’s top jazz venues, and has toured both nationally and internationally as a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Leigh often performs with the National Symphony Orchestra in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and on the orchestra’s nationally televised PBS holiday specials.
Leigh is a gifted arranger whose work is in the libraries of the SJMO and DIVA as well as military, college, and professional jazz ensembles throughout the country. Recorded arrangements include her original composition “East Coast Andy,” the opening track on The DIVA Jazz Orchestra 25th Anniversary Project.
If you missed it live, here's your opportunity to hear Leigh's wonderful story!