George Coleman Jr. Presents TOMMY CAMPBELL'S "VOCAL-EYES” at The Players, June 12th, 2014.

This will be our LAST SHOW until Fall 2014, so for those who have missed previous "Jazz at the Players" performances NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! We will be closing out with a memorable and star-studded evening. On Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 7:30PM - 10:00PM, Artistic Director, George Coleman Jr., Presents TOMMY CAMPBELL AND "VOCAL~EYES" at THE PLAYERS ". As the nephew of Hammond B3 Legend Jimmy Smith, Tommy Campbell was born into a musical family and was "surrounded by music and drummers since he was two years old." He worked with Dizzy Gillespie over a span of almost two decades, and also the same with Sonny Rollins. Tommy recorded and toured extensively with John McLaughlin and came up though the musicianship ranks with lifelong friend and mentor Kevin Eubanks. Campbell’s "Vocal~Eyes" is a concept he developed while playing with the vocal super group Manhattan Transfer. With veteran vocalists Miles Griffith and Carol Leonhart and an ALLSTAR backup band, Vocal~Eyes is one of the most entertaining and awe inspiring musical experiences you will ever have.

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Tommy Campbell :Drums and Leader
Carol Leonhart: Vocals
Miles Griffith : Vocals
Ray Gallon :Piano
Ben Sher :Guitar
Harvie S :Bass

The Players
16 Gramercy Park South (20th Street)
New York, NY 10003

In 1888, Edwin Booth, America's pre-eminent Shakespearean actor, and 15 other incorporators (including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman) founded The Players, a delightful social haven for actors, artists, theater professionals, musicians, business leaders and arts patrons.

  Sincerely yours,
  George Coleman Jr.

The Players and The Coleman Family Legacy presents
Carol featured on tour with Steely Dan sings, "Heard It Through the Grapevine".

Watch the Youtube performance with Carol Leonhart!
Carolyn Leonhart was born in New York City, and is the daughter of bassist Jay Leonhart. She was exposed to music from a very early age, attending her father's gigs where he accompanied famous singers such as Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme and Peggy Lee. To continue her education she attended University of Rochester and won Best College Jazz Vocalist by Downbeat Magazine. Leonhart returned to New York and in 1994 began singing in jazz clubs steadily garnering attention and culminating in a position as lead back-up vocalist with the legendary Steely Dan. A stint capped by three world tours and two albums.

Miles featured with The Captain Black Big on Lift Every Voice 

Watch the Youtube performance with Miles Griffith - Vocal improv starts at 6:50!
Miles Griffith's non-traditional use of the voice as a percussive instrument, combined with an uncanny harmonic sense has made him a prime choice for many musicians. He's been a member of T.S. Monk Septet, James Williams' ICU and Jack Walrath's Masters of Suspense. In 1994, he played the lead role of "Jesse" in Wynton Marsalis', celebrated Blood On The Fields, Marsalis' Pulitzer Award and Grammy winning work. Will Friedwald of the WSJ states, "Miles Griffith shows off the scat technique that made him Wynton Marsalis' choice for the leading role in Blood On The Fields." Griffith a Brooklyn native, has also been a jazz vocal educator for 18 years, having a Masters of Jazz Vocal Performance Degree from Queens College, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Long Island University. In 2005, Griffith received the new Vocal Jazz Instructor position at Columbia University Jazz Department in New York City.


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