Jazz LiveTONIGHT(!) at 8PM! We're bringing two great San Diego vocalists together on the Saville Theater stage right here at San Diego City College, Lizzi Trumbore featuring Leonard Patton. If you're a valid Jazz 88 member you can still reserve your 2 free tickets! Don't forget about that pesky parking pass, too. See you there! READ ON for Jazz Live Preview Audio, Artist Bios, Links, and more...
Lizzi Trumbore at Jazz Live San Diego
Here's the complete audio from the 90 minute performance by Lizzi Trumbore vocal/trombone, Leonard Patton vocal / cajon, Justin Grinnell bass, Peter Sprague guitar...
Here are some pictures from soundcheck, interview in the Jazz 88 studios, and concert...
Lizzi Trumbore Jazz Live Interview
Lizzi sat with me before the performance to chat about her bandmates for the show, her first year at the University of North Texas, how she came to focus on singing over her trombone, her music and jazz biography, and more....check it out...
Native San Diegan Lizzi Trumbore is an 18 year old jazz vocalist and trombonist and is praised for her ethereal voice, genuineness, instrumental knowledge, and creative sense of self.
Currently a student in the University of North Texas’s prestigious jazz program, Lizzi started to study vocal jazz in high school and continued on to be in the CA All State Jazz Choir for three years and Student Downbeat Award winner in 2014 for High School vocal performance. In the summer of 2014 she performed at various jazz festivals in Japan, as well as the Monterey Jazz Festival as the vocalist in the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
What to expect: fresh and poignant original music, fun takes on jazz standards and pop tunes
“Lizzi’s pursuit of an older art form in a newer age allows for a progressive perspective, making it accessible and entertaining to the masses without compromising its integrity."
Some people are born to sing. Leonard Patton was just born singing. From his elementary school days when he requested hall passes in order to test the acoustics of the school's hallways, to his college days of choir and ensembles, Leonard Patton was born singing and he has yet to stop.
While attending Mesa Community College, Leonard discovered his musical niche for jazz. Leonard's rich, smoky voice, unique style and sensational scattin' soon gained him entrance into San Diego's jazz scene. Since then this versatile vocalist has been performing and recording with such notable artists as Peter Sprague, Holly Hofman, Bob Magnusson, Darek Oles, Geoff Keezer, Josh Nelson, Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, Duncan Moore, Mike Bedard (Jordin Sparks), Ken Dow, Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder) and countless others. He also studied at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he further developed his musical abilities and fed his passion for jazz.
From Marley to Metheny, from Sting to Stevie - Leonard's influences have been vast and varied; thus encouraging a unique style all his own. With an extensive collection of jazz standards and samba tunes at his command, Leonard has been singin', stylin' and scattin' his way into the hearts of jazz and music lovers everywhere - born singin' and yet to stop.
Lizzi Trumbore on Jazz 88.3's Jazz Ride Home October 2013
Lizzi stopped by the Jazz 88.3 studios on October 7, 2013 with friends Nate Jarrell and Leonard Patton to chat and perform on The Jazz Ride Home with Claudia Russell on San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org.
Leonard Patton is a long time friend of San Diego's Jazz 88.3, having made appearances on various shows including The New Jazz Thing in March 2015 in support of his release "A Beautiful Day" and as a guest vocalist with Peter Sprague at Jazz Live in June 2014.