CROSS-POLLINATION XCIX - TUES JUN 6TH - 7:30-10 PM
MICHAEL LEONHART
JAMIE LEONHART

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 trumpet player, producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and singer-songwriter. As a solo artist Michael has released three albums "Aardvark Poses" (1995), "Glub Glub vol. 11" (1997), and "Slow" (2002) all on the Sunnyside label (http://www.sunnysiderecords.com/).

He has composed and performed music for movies, television, dance, fashion shows and theater, and has appeared on over 70 albums. 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 named him "Person of the Week".

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 performer, arranger and conductor. He has performed and/or recorded with such diverse artists as A Tribe Called Quest, Bill Frisell, Brian Eno, Busta Rhymes, D.J. Spooky, David Byrne, James Brown, Joshua Redman, Mos Def, Natalie Merchant, Q-Tip, Raekwon (Wutang Clan), Slash (Guns and Roses/ Velvet Revolver), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Wynton Marsalis. In 2004, Michael toured worldwide with Lenny Kravitz supporting his most recent album, "Baptism."

"The Suzy Lattimore ep," a self-produced and recorded album of original songs, was released in the summer of 2005, featuring Michael as vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. He is currently performing in clubs around New York City with his band, while finishing a second full length LP of all new songs, to be released early 2006. "The Suzy Lattimore ep" is available at http://www.cdbaby.com

Performing as violinist and singer since the age of three, Jamie began her musical career playing in orchestras and singing in a jazz vocal ensemble. She put down the violin during her college years, following her stronger inclination toward singing which she did in clubs and theaters while earning an English degree. As she began to write songs, Jamie immediately found success with an award in the first International John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She has performed as a soloist with the Metro Mass Gospel choir on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Avery Fischer Hall and has received praise from ASCAP magazine and the Aquarian Weekly for her self-named "chamber-pop-soul" project which she will be bring to Cross-Pollination.

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CROSS-POLLINATION XCIX ::: Tuesday, JUN 6TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - MICHAEL LEONHART | michaelleonhart.com | myspace.com/michaelleonhart
8:45 - JAMIE LEONHART | myspace.com/jamieleonhart
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft MICHAEL LEONHART & JAMIE LEONHART!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero