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Michael and Carolyn Leonhart speak to jazz students

jazz 035 mOn November 2, Middle and High School jazz students were honored to be visited by professional touring and recording musicians Michael Leonhart and Carolyn Leonhart. Appearing in Tokyo with The Dukes of September, they managed to find time to visit Chofu. Their presentation began with a mesmerizing rendition of “It Could Happen to You,” with Michael on trumpet and Carolyn on vocals. The singers went with Carolyn for a vocal jazz workshop, while the instrumentalists remained in the band room learning about Michael’s recording and producing experience, which includes Donald Fagen’s newest album. Many thanks to FOFA and the PTA for this highly educational event! (Randy Wanless, MS/HS Instrumental Music)