Solo house concert in San Francisco, Sunday, March 31st

$20-$50 donation
Doors open 3.45.
Cash only, no reservations

Wine/beer/pop will be served for a donation

How long has it been since I was in SF? So long I can’t even remember! Really looking forward to playing, singing, and catching up with everyone there… I’ll be delving into the Leishman Songbook archives as well as hopefully airing new ones, plus the odd Brechtian and/or music hall digression. Many thanks to the fabulous Beth Custer for hosting this.

3-week residency at the Morris Graves Foundation

I have the great good fortune to have been offered a 3-week solo residency in March, at the Morris Graves Foundation in Fortuna, CA, to start work on a new piece. A new year, a new beginning…


“In the dark times
will there be singing?
Yes, there will be singing

about the dark times” – B.B.

Mr. Wau-Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

Gina Leishman, vox, accordion, pump organ
Rinde Eckert, vox, pump organ, accordion
Doug Wieselman, clarinets, saxophones, guitars, vox
Marcus Rojas, tuba

Kenny Wollesen, drums & wollesonics

Lethe Lounge, 618 W 113th St., New York, New York 10025


KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW @ Westbeth, Sunday Jan. 27th, 7.30pm

This is turning into an annual tradition – and a lovely one – come join us…
Doug Wieselman, clarinets & saxophones
Gina Leishman, alto & bari sax, accordion, piano, vox
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax
Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet
Art Baron, trombone
Marcus Rojas, tuba
Kenny Wollesen, drums & wollesonics
Westbeth Community Room
155 Bank Street
West Village of Manhattan, NY 10014
(currently only accessible from Bank Street, NOT from Bethune Street,
due to the ongoing construction)
$15 suggested donation