with Quantic Live, Shabaka & The Ancestors & Michael Leonhart Orchestra
Sat January 7th, 2017
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 5:00PM
Show Time: 6:00PM
Event Ticket: $45 / $80
Day of Show: $55 / $90
The signature Winter Jazzfest Marathon is scheduled for Friday January 6th and Saturday January 7th. This two-night event straddles venues on the North and South ends of Greenwich Village, taking over five stages at The New School and six stages south of Washington Square Park including returning venues (le) poisson rouge, Judson Memorial Church, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, The Django at The Roxy Hotel, as well as new partner venues Bowery Ballroom and nublu. More than 150 groups will perform over the two nights, featuring over 500 musicians. Continuing a tradition of supporting like-minded jazz presenters Winter Jazzfest is pleased to again feature the unique programming vision Search & Restore, Revive Music and New York Hot Jazz Festival who will each curate their own stages during these two-nights.
Friday January 6th 2017 (at multiple Venues in Greenwich Village)
Saturday January 7th 2017 (at multiple Venues in Greenwich Village)
This is a general admission, standing event.
2017 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon
LPR WJF Marathon Schedule
Friday, January 6th
6:20pm – Daymé Arocena
7:40pm – Dave Douglas & High Risk with Shigeto
9:00pm – Donny McCaslin Group
Saturday, January 7th
6:20pm – Michael Leonhart Orchestra
7:40pm – Shabaka & The Ancestors
9:00pm – Quantic Live
Visit www.winterjazzfest.com for the full NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon lineup and schedule.
Quantic is the recording alias of British-born musician, Will Holland. Holland’s sound is rooted in the richness of the golden age of recording with a fearless modern bite for the dance floor. His productions connect progressive musical ideas with spontaneous musicianship, exciting tonality & a fine ear for detail. His travels have lead him to record, collaborate & perform all over the world, from Festivals in Brasil, clubs in his native England and the outdoor stages of Japan.
Beginning his career at 16, Holland cut his teeth with downtempo and instrumental-beats releases on 45 records – first with UK label Breakin Bread Records and later, Tru Thoughts. During the early 2000’s, he moved to Brighton and developed a fresh and original take on the renaissance of funk, soul and Afrobeat with popular side project the Quantic Soul Orchestra. Holland produced three albums with the Q.S.O., collaborating with the likes of legendary American soul singer Spanky Wilson, and Alice Russell; (Holland’s soul anthem ‘Pushin On’ with Russell was recently sampled for Oliver Dollar’s Ibiza hit ‘Pushing On’).
In 2005 he collaborated with NY-based producer Nickodemus on the salsa hit ‘Mi Swing Es Tropical’ (this tune received worldwide exposure through its use in a 2007 iTunes commercial, as well as the 2014 movie ‘Chef’). After a year of travelling and recording through Puerto Rico, Panama and Colombia the album ‘Tropidelico’ was released; itself a sonic adventure through Cumbia, Soul and Salsa.
With a move to Cali, Colombia in 2007, Holland explored an ardent interest in tropical rhythms of the region and it was there he established his Sonido del Valle studio. This culminated in records from side projects Los Miticos Del Ritmo, Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro and Ondatropica, as well as the soulful and psychedelic LP ‘Look Around the Corner’ with long time collaborator Alice Russell. He also produced a 2011 EP with Serato: ‘Hiphop en Cumbia,’ which saw Holland paying tribute to his hip hop favourites in accordion laden Cumbia-style.
Holland released his fifth studio record ‘Magnetica’ in 2013 under the Quantic moniker; it received critical acclaim for its marriage of South American folklore and a strong return to Holland’s signature electronic aesthetic. Nidia Gongora, a Colombian Pacifico folklorist, a frequent collaborator from Holland’s time Cali was prominently featured on this record.
Holland’s pioneering and enigmatic productions as well as his musical expressions as Guitarist, Accordionist, DJ, Studio Engineer & Music Compiler have earned him an international fanbase and constant engagements as a music selector, remixer and band director. He has 16 studio albums under his belt, as well as several compilations. He has collaborated and recorded with the likes of Ana Tijoux, Jorge Drexler, Shinehead, Anibal Velasquez, and more. Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Holland released a new Flowering Inferno album on June 17th featuring vocalists U-Roy, Hollie Cook, Alice Russell, Nidia Góngora, and Christopher Ellis as well as legendary drummer Santa Davis.
Michael Leonhart Orchestra
At age 17, Michael was honored as the youngest Grammy recipient in history, cited as the most outstanding musician in a U.S. high school. That same year ABC World News with Peter Jennings named him “Person of the Week”.
Born into a musical family, Michael Leonhart has developed into one of the most imaginative musicians of his time, sought throughout the music and entertainment world as a trumpeter, producer, arranger, film composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.
As a solo artist Michael has released seven albums — “Aardvark Poses” (1995), “Glub Glub vol. 11” (1997), and “Slow” (2002) all on the Sunnyside label; “The Suzy Lattimore EP” (2005) & “The Ballad of Minton Quigley “(2006) (self released), 2008’s “Hotel Music” (St. Ives/Secretly Canadian) and 2010’s heavy-funk concept album “Seahorse and the Storyteller” (Truth and Soul Records). He has composed and performed music and songs for movies, television, dance, fashion shows and theater, and has appeared on over 125 albums.
Michael has performed with Steely Dan since 1996, recording two albums with them, including 2000’s Grammy winning Album of the Year “Two Against Nature” on which he was a featured soloist, arranger and conductor. He has performed and/or recorded with music legends James Brown, Ringo Starr, Brain Eno, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Dr. John, Steve Winwood, Bill Withers, Bette Midler, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Caetano Veloso, A Tribe Called Quest, Raekwon (Wutang Clan), Henry Mancini, John Barry, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, Todd Rundgren and Bonnie Raitt. Michael has also worked with artists such as Mark Ronson, Alicia Keys, Sharon Jones and the Dapkings, Bruno Mars, Antibalas, Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band, St. Vincent, Foster the People, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Phish, Cibo Matto, Lenny Kravitz, Scissor Sisters, Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant, Slash (Guns and Roses/Velvet Revolver), They Might Be Giants and Jens Lekman.
October 2012 marked the release of Donald Fagen’s long awaited fourth solo album “Sunken Condos”, produced by Michael and Donald. The album consists of eight new Fagen originals as well as an Ashkenazi recasting of Isaac Hayes’ Out of the Ghetto and harkens back the sound of the classic albums “Aja” and “The Nightfly”.
Most recently, Michael can be heard playing trumpet on Mark Ronson’s #1 hit “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars.