Category Archives: Jeff Lederer

I moderated a panel at L.I.U.-Post’s “Jazz Day” on March 3


Joining me in the Career Pathways in Jazz panel were (l-r) Prof. Jeff Lederer; guitarist Al Marino, and drummer Brad Sporkin.

I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion on “Career Pathways in Jazz” as part of L.I. University-C.W. Post’s annual “Jazz Day” on Saturday, March 3. Joining me in discussing what it takes to make a career in jazz (and other genres of music) were saxophonist/clarinetist and Post professor Jeff Lederer; recent Post music graduate and working guitarist Al Marino; and my friend, the drummer Brad Sporkin. We also had some great contributions from pianist/bandleader Richie Iacona, also a Post professor.  Thanks so much to Jeff; LIU Director of Music Education Dr. Jennifer Miceli; and University Director of Arts Advancement Brian Hoeflschweiger for inviting me.


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Duchess Brings Harmony & Hijinks to NYC’s 55 Bar


Hilary Gardner, Melissa Stylianou and Amy Cervini are Duchess. The vocal trio performed at 55 Bar on February 22.

Caught a highly entertaining show by the vocal trio Duchess at 55 Bar, featuring guests Anat Cohen on clarinet and Jeff Lederer on tenor sax.  Here’s my story in DownBeat. Their musical treatments are up-to-date, even though the source material is vintage. “You won’t hear us doing Beyoncé in Andrews Sisters style,” singer Hilary Gardner told me.

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Filed under Amy Cervini, Anat Cohen, Duchess, Hilary Gardner, Jeff Lederer, Melissa Stylianou